In 2013, the band entered another phase of its history with a change of name to Glasgow Police.
The pipe band consists of a mix of serving police officers and civilian members. This balance maintains the strong links to the band’s history, as well as allowing the best of civilian piping and drumming talent to realise their ambitions of playing in one of the world’s great bands.
The musical development of the pipe band has continued to flourish. The list of first prizes for the Band is listed here. Of course many other prizes have been won and the Band continue to figure in the top six pretty constantly over the decades.
First formed as Burgh of Govan Police Pipe Band in 1883, The City of Glasow Police in 1912 and Strathclyde Police Pipe Band in 1975, the Band collected the following prizes:
4 times Scottish Pipe Band Champions
12 times British Pipe Band Champions
10 times European Pipe Band Champions
11 times Cowal Highland Gathering Pipe Band Champions
13 times Champion of Champions
21 times RSPBA World Pipe Band Championships
Glasgow Police Pipe Band participates in a wide variety of events throughout the year, providing the opportunity to develop the strong bond that exists between Strathclyde Police and the local community. The pipe band is also in great demand to attend events worldwide and they prove to be excellent ambassadors for Police Scotland.