Category: Vic Branch news

The latest communication from the Ringwood Highland Games is as follows. Due to Government restrictions regarding COVID19, and on advice from our local authorities the Ringwood Highland Games and Celtic Festival WILL NOT take place on the 29th March 2020. The Ceilidh …

Postponed – Ringwood Highland Gathering latest news Read More »

Pipe Bands Victoria in consultation with our promoters has continued to monitor the situation regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) as it impacts on our community. Attached is a memo from PBV and a media release from the Geelong Highland Gathering Committee. In …

Cancellation of Geelong Contest, Ringwood Contest postponed (updated) Read More »

Congratulations to our Chieftain Ted Baillieu who has been made an Officer of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honours List. We also congratulate all other members who received citizenship honours and awards on Australia Day. Ted

Bob’s family has advised that the funeral service will be held at The Scots Church 156 Collins Street Melbourne Wednesday 22 January 2020 at 10.30am In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made to the Royal Children’s …

Funeral arrangements for the late RJK Semple OAM BEM Read More »

Our Pipe Bands Australia chieftain Bob Semple, in his 100th year, passed away this morning in Melbourne after a short illness. Bob will be remembered as a great Australia who unselfishly served his nation and the pipe band community with …

Vale RJK (Bob) Semple OAM BEM Read More »

The October State Council of VHPBA and Branch Council meeting of PBV will take place on Sunday 20 October 2019. The meetings are scheduled to commence immediately following the Annual General Meeting of the Branch (Pipe Bands Victoria) which commence …

AGM’s & October State & Branch Council Meetings (updated) Read More »

Pipe Bands Victoria has been invited by the Shrine of Remembrance to provide a massed band for the Flag Lowering Ceremony at the Shrine on 11 November at 5pm, the final act of commemoration on Remembrance Day. The requirements would …

Remembrance Day 2019 Read More »

Congratulations to Karen Wallace and Mick Ryan on completing their Advanced Certificate in Rules & Administration and being accepted in to the Australian Pipe Band College. Pictured are Karen and Mick with Ross Connolly (centre), Vice Principal of Rules & …

New Contest Supervisors Read More »

                Pipe Bands Australia has today announced an annual scholarship to assist with education and training of pipers jointly established with Victorian Highland Pipe Band Association with a bequest from the estate of …

Peter Cook Memorial Scholarship for Solo Pipers Read More »

Please see attached the results from the 2019 Ringwood Highland Gathering held on Sunday 31 March at JW Manson Reserve, Wantirna. In addition to the results, Pipe Bands Victoria congratulates Ben Casey on winning the Lew Zillies Award as the …

Ringwood Highland Gathering Results Read More »