Morningside Youth Pipe Band
   Now Incorporated within City of Edinburgh Schools Pipe Band


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Welcome to the website of the Morningside Youth Pipe Band (MYPB) and the Boroughmuir School Pipe Bands - now both incorporated within the City of Edinburgh Schools Pipe Band

MYPB was formed in October  2012, to give children from South Morningside Primary School, who had been learning to play the pipes and drums a forum to play, practise and have fun together as a group and to perform at local community events.

Since their public debut at the switching on of Morningside's Christmas lights in December 2012, the band has gone from strength to strength, under the guidance of a fantastic team of tutors.  Membership of the band was opened up to pupils at Boroughmuir High School early in 2013 and now any piper or drummer from any school in Edinburgh is welcome to join the band. 

The band have played at various school and community events in Edinburgh and further afield, including  Edinburgh light nights Christmas events in George Street and the Pitlochry Highland Games. 

The pipe band is also in the early stages of competing, and has made debut appearances at the World Pipe Band Championships .  

Following an initial 18 months of fund raising including street performances, a ceilidh, a raffle, and other local fundraising activities the £10,000 needed to provide the band with initial kilts, jackets, and associated accessories was raised.  Then a decision was made to create the Boroughmuir Tartan representing the youth of the future and also to create a legacy for the Boroughmuir community going forward.

As more pupils from other schools have become part of the band and to enable as may young people to benefit as possible, the Band is now officially called City of Edinburgh Schools Pipe Band (2019). We hope to continue to develop to provide a true city-wide community asset for young people.

News and Events
  • Edinburgh Schools Performance Band

    Some of the band members played with the Edinburgh Schools Performance Band in their debut outing on the 25th March.  They contributed to a great nights entertainment at the Queen's Hall as part of the Resonate music festival.

  • Scottish Schools Pipe Band Competition, 2015

    Both bands did us all really proud with fantastic performances at this years Scottish Schools Pipe Band Competition.  Click on the video link on the left to see for yourself!!

  • The Fountainbridge Show

    The band were invited on to the Fountainbridge Show to promote the Scottish Schools Pipe Band Competition.  Their performance was fantastic and they really enjoyed the experience of seeing behind the scenes in a studio.  Click on to the video tab to have a look at the whole performance.

  • The Ceilidh, 2015

    February saw the second MYPB ceilidh which was both great fun and a highly successful fundraiser.  The event saw performances by both the main band and a fabulous performance by the development band.  Click on the photos on the right to see some great photos taken by the band's "Official Photographer" Mike Holmyard.

  • Boroughmuir Christmas Concert

    The band have just played an outstanding set at the  Boroughmuir Christmas Concert, including a fabulous rendition of The Gael.  What a fantastic evenings entertainment with an unbelievable amount of talent on show.  Lots of very proud parents indeed tonight.  To watch a video of the performance click on the videos tab on the left.

  • Tartan Launch

    The 28th of November saw the official launch of the Boroughmuir Tartan at an event held in Boroughmuir High School.  The band were presented, in full uniform, to local community leaders, councillors, teachers and fellow pupils.  They marched in and gave a short performance to the packed hall which was greeted with rapturous applause.  Click on the photos tab to see some images of the event.

Getting the party started!!
The band got this years ceilidh off to a great start with a fantastic performance of The Gael.

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