The Sons of Scotland Annual Trip to Scotland
Each summer, the band takes a trip to Scotland to compete at the World Pipe Band Championships at Glasgow Green, and perform at shows at Castles, breweries, Palaces, parking lots and more - to the great delight of tourists and locals in Edinburgh, and for the band it's truly a highlight for the year. 2015 will feature a 3 day trip to Dublin to perform and enjoy the sights!
We are taking deposits in October for the rooms, and flights have been priced and are very affordable - please email us for information.
For your chance to come along with the band, please drop us a line at email@example.com
For your chance to participate in this trip, in any year, please email trip organizer and band Pipe Major Bethany Bisaillion at firstname.lastname@example.org We welcome guest players to come along with us, and dancers and parents too. We do fundraise for this trip, but welcome both private and corporate donations to help us offset cost of travel. Get in touch with us anytime!
Westjet now flies to the cities of Dublin, Glasgow and London - consider them when booking your next trip. The Sons of Scotland are proud to call them one of their sponsors and will travel them in 2015 through 2017 to Scotland.
The 2015 Itinerary
Wednesday, August 5 - Depart Ottawa for Dublin, Ireland on WestJet Flight 0365 at 2 pm.
Thursday, August 6 - Arrive in Dublin at 7 am, check into Hostel in Temple Bar district. Practice in afternoon.
Friday, August 7 - Pipefest Dublin on Grafton Street with guest bands - time tbc. Pub celeidh/dinner after
Saturday, August 8 - depart for Edinburgh. Check into accommodations at the University of Edinburgh, Warrender Park Crescent
Sunday, August 9 - Pipefest Edinburgh
Monday, August 10 - practice on chanter/pipes with guest players from Australia and Edinburgh.
Tuesday, August 11 - practice plus rendezvous at Eagle Pipers Society at the Scots Guards Club in the Haymarket at 7 pm.
Wednesday, August 12 - practice
Thursday, August 13 - practice
Friday, August 14 - parade in Glasgow (tbc) with lunch.
Saturday, August 15 - World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow
Sunday, August 16 - Visit to Glasgow's famed Park Bar for music and fellowship (optional)
Monday, August 17 - Tuesday, August 18 - free days, practice at Pollock Halls with Canadian Massed Pipes & Drums for Balmoral Castle Performance
Wednesday, August 19 - 10 am departure for Balmoral Castle for private performance for Her Majesty The Queen in honor of Sir John A. MacDonald's 200th birthday. Concert at 4 pm, stop at Blairgowrie/Loch Nagar Distillery on the way.
Thursday, August 20 - Edinburgh performance day with shows at the Palace of HolyroodHouse in the morning, Edinburgh Castle at 3 pm.
Friday, August 21 - last day - depart late for Dublin, Westjet Flight 0017 at 8:20 am. Arrive Ottawa at 2:05 pm.