Learning in Schools
The Trust helps to extend and sustain piping and
drumming in Scotland's state schools, with a
focus on remote and disadvantaged areas. We
supported 3,750 pupils in over 270 schools last
year. More partnerships are pending, and new
enquiries are welcome.
Resilience and teamwork, perseverance and confidence - these are just some of the transferable life skills that pupils develop when they play in a pipe band, along with a sense of pride and belonging within the school and community. Widening opportunities to learn the pipes and drums in schools also helps, on a national scale, to safeguard Scotland’s unique cultural heritage.
Apply for single and multi-year cash grants
towards piping and drumming tuition, as well
as other costs such as drums or travel.
Free Instrument Loans
SSPDT lends bagpipes, b-flat concert chanters, and electronic chanters to schools and
other organisations, free of charge.
Moray Schools Tuition Scheme
NEW Moray schools piping and drumming tuition programme offers pupils in primary and secondary schools the chance to learn the pipes and drums during the school day.
65 bands, quartets for beginners, and freestyle
for a fusion of instruments and music... it's the Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships! Join us on Sunday 10 March 2024 in Kilmarnock.
Music Enterprise Award
Helping young pipers to earn their first set of pipes, and build skills for work and life.
SSPDT’s paid year-long internships offer training to pipers and snare drummers, and are a proven gateway to teaching careers in schools.
SSPDT has co-created 55 new piping and
drumming teaching roles in schools, so far. We
provide networking, professional development
events and resources for piping and drumming
tutors working in schools.