The Pipes and Drums of The London Scottish were founded soon after the raising of the Regiment in 1859. At over 150 years old the band is considered to be one of the oldest pipe bands in the world. The band continues to wear the full dress uniform of the Regiment as it did at its inception in 1860. Our tartan, the ‘Hodden Grey’, is distinctive and unusual, as it has no pattern. The tartan was chosen to blend in with the environment as an early form of camouflage.
Today the band comprises of around 45 members and aims to be seen as much as possible to raise awareness of The London Scottish Regiment, London Scottish House and the London Scottish Regimental Trust.
The band plays at a wide range of events ranging from The Lord Mayor’s Show to The Royal Caledonian Ball. The band is often invited to support military functions such as the Household Division’s Military Musical Spectacular on Horseguards.
The band frequently travels abroad and has performed in many European countries including Germany, France, Spain, Belgium, Gibraltar, Italy and Switzerland.
Members of the band have also had opportunities to travel and play further afield in countries including Uzbekistan, Ethiopia, Tunisia and Morocco.
Summary of Events
band activities late 2023 to mid 2024
Quebec Dinner at In and Out Club
Anglo Danish Dinner at Tower of London
Scots in London Launch
Worshipful Company of Distillers’
Worshipful Company of Cooks Coronation
St Crispin’s Dinner House of Lords
Poppy Day fundraising at Charing Cross Station
Lord Mayor’s Banquet
WFA Remembrance Parade at the Cenotaph
Remembrance service Lewisham
SAFFA carol service
Distillers’ Mini Band Competition
Burns’s Supper Athenaeum Club
Laying up of London Regiment Colours
Regimental Pilgrimage to Messines and Ypres
ABF Tattoo at Herstmonceux Castle
London Scottish Pipes and drums in Action
In March we launched a new vintage of Bollinger champagne in Burlington Arcade
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