The Scottish Schools Freestyle Championships took place online, every evening from Monday 22 March to Sunday 28 March.

On the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings, contestants and judges joined host, Scott Wilson, to chat live on Facebook about the competition. We were thrilled to have such talent in the judging chairs: Craig Munro of the Red Hot Chilli Pipers and Wallace Bagpipes, Gary Innes, TV and Radio presenter and accordionist with trad band Mànran, and Finlay MacDonald, Director of Piping at The National Piping Centre.

The 16 performances were broadcast on Facebook over the evenings of Thursday 25, Friday 26, and Saturday 27 March, followed by the judges’ live reactions and comments. There was an exciting live People’s Choice vote on Sunday 28, giving viewers the chance to vote for their favourite performance. The full results were announced on the Sunday evening, bringing the competition to a close.

You can re-watch the performances from the competition below. All other videos, including interviews and judges’ feedback, can be found on our Facebook page Pipe Bands for Schools.


Open Category

1st – Skye & Lochalsh Schools

2nd – Kintyre Schools Pipe Band

3rd – Preston Lodge High School Juvenile

4th – Stirling & District Schools Pipe Band

5th – West Lothian Schools Pipe Band

6th – Royal High Pipe Band

7th – Tynecastle Youth Community Pipe Band

8th – Isle of Arran Music School Pipe Band

Primary Category

Balivanich School ABC Band



People’s Choice Award

Burntisland Schools Pipe Band