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Kingdom Thistle Solo Piping & Drumming 2018 Summaries

Kingdom Thistle Solo Piping & Drumming 2018 Summaries

Piping Summary 2018

Drumming Summary 2018

Congratulations to all the competitors who took part today.

Today was the 10th Year for Kingdom Thistle Solos. Thank you to all of our competitors who have continued to travel far and wide as well as local players who have supported our event over the years.

Thank you to our sponsors, without them it wouldn’t be possible to present our prize winners with a vast array of fantastic piping and drumming prizes.

Nigel Hodgen – Andante Drums
Craig Munro – Wallace Bagpipes
Kenny McLeod – McCallum Bagpipes
Stephen McQuillan – Proline
Paul Brown – Kingdom Thistle

Special congratualtions to Kenzie Philliban from Methil and District Pipe Band who was the winner in the 13 & Under Piping Event today, He won a fantastic prize today by securing a set of Classic 2 Bagpipes from Wallace Bagpipes. Thank you, Graig Munro.

Kingdom Thistle in conjunction with the RSPBA , Hosted the first Adult WSDC Qualifier of 2018 with 4 competitors gaining automatic entry to the Semi Final stages of the World Solo Drumming Championship to be help in Glasgow in October sponsored also by Andante Drums.

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Kingdom Thistle Solo Piping & Drumming Championship 2018 DRAW

Kingdom Thistle Solo Piping & Drumming Championship 2018 DRAW

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Drumming Draw

Piping Draw

Please note, there is NO OPEN SOLO PIPING competition for 2018. This competition will return in 2019 when we return to our usual date in April.

Please note, There will be a  WSDC Qualification Heat held in conjunction with RSPBA Dundee Perth & Angus Branch. Each competitor to submit 2 MSRs to be drawn on the day. There will be 4 Qualification places allocated to the first 4 competitors who have not already qualified.

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Kingdom Thistle Solo Piping & Drumming Championship 2018

Kingdom Thistle Solo Piping & Drumming Championship 2018

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Kingdom Thistle 2018 Solo Entry Pack DOWNLOAD

Please note, Kingdom Thistle in conjunction with RSPBA Dundee, Perth & Angus Branch will host the first RSPBA Adult World Solo Drumming Semi Final Qualifying Heat on the qualification circuit as well as our normal Open Solo Drumming Championship. YOU CAN PLAY IN BOTH THESE EVENTS.

RSPBA WSDC Qualifying Heat 2018 will be held as a separate competition, competitors will be required to submit 2 March, Strathspey & Reel sets, Draw to determine which set you will play will be done in the room by the RSPBA Director in attendance.


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Kilt Making & Bespoke Uniforms

Kingdom Thistle is now making bespoke kilts with over 1000 tartans to choose from.
All products are hand made in Scotland by professional our kilt maker in the traditional way.

Bespoke Jackets and waistcoats also available from our range of tweeds and traditional fabrics.
Discounts available for Pipe Bands.

Contact us now to order your kilt.

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Kingdom Thistle 2017 Summaries

Kingdom Thistle 2017 Summaries

Saturday 8th April 2017, Kingdom Thistle Solo Piping, Drumming & Tenor Drumming Championships took place.

Another Successful event held today with the standard of piping, drumming and tenor drumming played at a very high level. Congratulations to all the prize winners and thank you very much to all the competitors, parents & supporters who made the effort to travel to Lochgelly and have continued to support this event.

Kingdom Thistle is very much indebted to our event sponsors for their continued support. It very much appreciated. All the prize winners gaining a medal and a prize kindly donated by our sponsors.

Wallace Bagpipes
McCallum Bagpipes
Kingdom Thistle Pipe Band Supplies
Andante Drums
Proline Bass & Tenor Mallets
The Kilter Company
Gordon Duncan Memorial Trust

We would also like to thank our team of stewards, runners and our compiler without whom the contest would not run at the same level, also to the adjudicators, Ian Duncan (Piping) Tom Brown (Piping) Stuart Coils (Drumming) Gordon Brown (Drumming) & Lynne Ward (Tenor Drumming)

Today was also another first for Kingdom Thistle. We had a competitor from the British Army.
L/Cpl Jamie MacDonald 3 Scots,Royal Regiment of Scotland, Pipes & Drums of the Black Watch.

We would like to congratulate L/Cpl Macdonald who only last week successfully completed his Army Pipe Majors course at the Army School of Bagpipe Music & Highland Dance.

Piping Summary 2017
Open Piobaireached Summary 2017
Drumming Summary 2017

Please support our sponsors.

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Kingdom Thistle Solo Piping & Drumming 2017

Kingdom Thistle Solo Piping & Drumming Championships 2017

April 8th 2017 at Lochgelly High School, Fife.

Please click on the link below to download the entry pack. Closing Date for entries found in info pack

Kingdom Thistle Solo Piping and Drumming 2017 Entry Pack

Piping & Drumming Draw 2017

Piping Draw 2017

Drumming Draw 2017

ALL TIMINGS ARE APPROXIMATE, Competitors are responsible for making sure they have registered and are available to the stewards at all times.

PLEASE NOTE. There is building remedial work in the school, some parts will be closed to public access. Please do not under any circumstances enter any part of the building where work is being under taken.

Kingdom Thistle will not be responsible for any person failing to adhere to advice on the building works

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Kingdom Thistle Kilts

We are pleased to announce that we are now making and supplying hand made kilts. All of our Tartans and Fabrics are woven in Scottish and U.K mills.

Our Kilts are made in the traditional way in Scotland by our kilt maker. A wide range of tartans available from various tartan mills. Kilts can be made in either Heavy or Medium Weight ensuring a proper fitting garment. All sizes catered for.

  • Heavy or Medium Weight
  • Full 8 Yard Kilt
  • 16oz Worsted Wool
  • 2 or 3 Buckles & Straps
  • Wide Range of Tartans
  • Matching Flashes Include

Materials available in Heavy or Medium weight

  • 16 oz / 500glm / 335 gsm
  • 13 oz / 420 glm / 280 gsm
  • Light Weight (available on request)

We also have a full range of jackets and waistcoats to match and compliment your choice of tartan

Please contact us to discuss all options including tartan choice
Pricing Available on Request.

Discounts available for larger orders and pipe band orders. We would be happy to visit your band to measure the kilts.

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Kingdom Thistle – Scottish Highlands

Kingdom Thistle – Scottish Highlands

We are please to announce that we now have an experienced drumming advisor in the Scottish Highlands. We are offering you a drum maintenance, score writing & tuning service. Please contact us if you need assistance with drum corps set up, instrument maintenance, score writing and tuning. Our score writing service is primarily for Novice, Grade 4 and Grade 3

Additional to this we are also now offering an advisory service for Drum Majors.


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Product Back Up – After Care Service

At Kingdom Thistle we are happy to offer an after care service and advice on tuning and maintenance of all pipe band drumming products including how to fit and tune heads, changing snares and tuning both snare and bass/tenor

Let us know when you purchase your products if you need advice on fitting, maintenance and tuning where we will be delighted to assist you.

Thank you,


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Shop Now Open

Please visit our shop premises at Brag Business Centre, Crosshill, Fife.

We stock a variety of Piping, Drumming and Uniform Supplies to suite your needs.

Open Mondays & Fridays 09:00 – 14:30
Shop will be opened for clients and customers at any time if you contact us to let us know you are visiting.

Kingdom Thistle