New Scottish Bagpiping and Pipe Band Drumming Qualifications Launched


 Scottish Bagpiping Band


In partnership with the Piping and Drumming Qualifications Board (PDQB), we have launched new qualifications which set national standards for Scottish Bagpipes and Scottish Pipe Band Drumming.

For the first time, these National Progression Awards (NPA) and Professional Development Awards (PDA) will maintain and enhance Scotland's position at the heart of pipe band music.

The launch represented the completion of a major project to achieve national recognition for qualifications in Scottish Bagpipes and Scottish Pipe Band Drumming offered jointly by the five principal organisations in Scotland responsible for standards in Piping and Pipe Bands; the Army School of Bagpipe Music and Highland Drumming, the College of Piping, the National Piping Centre, the Piobaireachd Society and the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association.