The Kinross Schools Pipe Band programme is run by the voluntary organising committee, The Kinross Youth Pipes and Drums (KYPAD) in collaboration with the Kinross community schools, supported by the Scottish Schools Pipes and Drums Trust – SSPDT.  The programme is run on a non-profit basis and subsidised with grants from the SSPDT and Perth and Kinross Council.  Lessons are free for all pupils.

For all enquiries please contact KYPAD Chair, Stephen Kennedy on: [email protected] 

Kinross Youth Pipes and Drums (KYPAD)

Committee members:

Stephen Kennedy – Chair

Helen Renton – Treasurer

Kathleen Mitchell – Secretary

Sarah Bruce Jones MBE – Fundraiser

Lawrence Thomson – Fundraiser


Finlay Frame – Piping Tutor

Paul Brown – Drumming Tutor

David Miller – Drumming Tutor

The Scottish Schools Pipes and Drums Trust (SSPDT)

The Scottish Schools Pipes and Drums Trust (SSPDT) is the national charity that works to introduce piping and drumming tuition to state schools in Scotland and that encourages the formation of schools pipe bands.  The charity offers cash grants for tuition and other related band costs, free bagpipe and b-flat chanter loans, paid training opportunities, and organises the Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships – the biggest schools piping competition in the world.