March 26, 2016

Winnipeg Scottish Festival

Canad Inns Polo Park

March 26, 2016

Winnipeg Scottish Festival

Canad Inns Polo Park

Celebrating Scottish Heritage

Over Twenty Years Promoting Scottish Culture

The Winnipeg Scottish Festival Committee is proud to celebrate our Scottish Heritage in Manitoba for over 20 years.

The festival highlights the best bagpipers and drummers playing musical sets in competition to find a winner at each level of playing. Each year as many as 15 pipe bands play throughout the afternoon. Musicians come from all over the Prairies as well as BC, Ontario, Minnesota and North Dakota. We expect as many as 200 piper and drummers! Here’s a sample of the program.

Be sure to wear your own tartan if you have it, or maybe you’ll find what you’re looking for from one of the vendors.

Come out all day or for just a wee listen, but be sure to check out the Massed Bands playing at 4:30pm. This is a true spectacle!

Please take a moment to visit our vendors and our cultural display. We appreciate the support of many individuals and businesses who have contributed trophies, prizes, silent auction items and advertisements in this program.

It would not be possible to hold a contest of this size without the support of our many volunteers – thank you for twenty-one fabulous Festivals!

Learn more about the Organization and Committee here.

Thank you to Our Main Sponsors

MacDon Industries Canadian Ethnocultural Council St. Andrews Society of Winnipeg KGS Group - Consulting Engineers St. John's Music Prairie Pipe Band Association of Manitoba

Advertisers | Program

McCallum Bagpipes

Campbell Bagpipes

The National Piping Centre

Hint of Heather


MacIsaac Kiltmakers

Contributors | Scottish Auction Items

Reelpipes | Leather Pipe Bag

Lee & Son’s Bagpipes | Leather Pipe Bag

Campbell Bagpipes | 2 Tunable Band Chanters

McCallum Bagpipes | 1 Blackwood Practice Chanter

Cameron Drumming | Metronome

L&M Highland Outfitters | Dress Sporan

St. Johns Music | Acoustic Guitar

Scott’s Highland Services | Pipe Case

Chris Armstrong | 2 sets of X-TREME Drone Reeds

Kinnaird Bagpipes | Evolution Drone Reeds | Coffee Table Book

Ian Aastrom | 4 pairs of snare drum sticks

Tyler Fry | 8 pairs of Tenor Sticks

Bowman Percussion | Rad Pad

Highland Gear | T-Shirts

Bagpipe Lessons | 1 year Lesson Donation

Sound Advice | $200 Scholarship

Piping Hot | Summer Drummer | $200 Scholarship

Nathan Mitchell | 4 Music Books


Cheryl’s Executive Jewels

Hint of Heather

Cultural Display

Lord Selkirk RFM Pipe Band

MB Association of Celtic Sports

​Event Support

Graham Schmidt | Website Support

Cutting Edge Graphics | Signage

Gary MacDonald | Display Stand

John Slavin - DesignFolk | Article for Program

Michael Grey | Article for WSF Program