The Scottish Schools Pipes and Drums Trust develops sustainable, high quality programmes that include everyone who wants to learn.  We provide cash grants usually on a match-funded basis, and work closely with schools, communities and councils to design successful programmes that attract high numbers of pupils and that give them enriching experiences.

SSPDT Funding and Bagpipe Loans

We offer cash grants, lend bagpipes, and provide guidance to schools and communities wishing to set up their own school pipe band.   Find out more

Chanter Loans

We lend B-flat concert chanters and electronic chanters to schools and organisations, free of charge.  Contact us at [email protected] for a chat.

Fundraising for Bagpipes

Although we lend bagpipes free of charge for three years, we also encourage young people and schools to fundraise for their own pipes.        Here are some ideas


Fundraising for Pipe Bands

Fundraising ideas for pipe bands