Bagpipe and/ or Snare Drum can be used at any level of presentation within the Music syllabus from National 3 to Advanced Higher. Two instruments must be played.


Scottish Studies

Bagpipe and/ or Snare Drum can be used in optional and mandatory units.

H6NP73, 74, 75, 76 Music: performing skills with a Scottish context
H6NR73, 74, 75, 76 Music: composing skills with a Scottish context
H9P7 73, 74, 75, 76 Understanding Music with a Scottish context
F7P2 10, 11, 12 Scottish Bagpipe Theory: Bagpipes
Piping and drumming pipe band themes can be explored in the mandatory Scotland In Focus unit.


Broad General Education

Piping, drumming and pipe bands meet key outcomes in Expressive Arts, Participation in Performances and Presentations, and Health and Wellbeing.

Expressive Arts
EXA 3.01a I have used the skills I have developed in the expressive arts to contribute to a public performance
EXA 3.01b I have experienced the energy and excitement of being part of an audience for other peoples’ performances.
EXA 4.01b I have experienced the energy and excitement of performing for different audiences.
EXA 3.16a I can sing and/or play music from a range of styles and cultures and perform confidently.
EXA 4.16a I can give assured, expressive and imaginative performances of vocal and/or instrumental music from a wide range of styles and cultures, using performance directions, musical notation, and/or playing by ear.
Health and Wellbeing
HWB 3.11a

HWB 4.11a

I make full use of and value the opportunities I am given to improve and manage my learning and, in turn, I can help to encourage learning and confidence in others.
HWB 3.12a

HWB 4.12a

Representing my class, school and/or wider community encourages my self-worth and confidence and allows me to contribute to and participate in Society.
HWB 3.13a

HWB 4.13a

Through contributing my views, time and talents, I play a part in bringing about positive change in my school and the wider community.
HWB 3.14a

HWB 4.14a

I value the opportunities I am given to make friends and be part of a group in a range of situations.