The Links Page

This Page contains Links to other websites nominated as being appropriate (or just downright humorous) by the membership and Committee. We hope you will find them useful - but remember where you found them and please come back!

N.B. No commercial endorsement or favour is implied by the presence or absence of any link below.

We are always open to suggestions for additions to this page - if you feel the site would benefit from another link please send your suggestion to . We are, of course, especially interested in reciprocal links to mutual benefit with other bands.

The Beeston & District Pipe Band is not responsible for the content of any external website linked to from our own site. Should anyone feel a particular link (or its content) is inappropriate please do not hesitate to get in touch with us to inform us of your concern.

Help the band funds for free while surfing the Net -

The band is now registered with as a means of providing a small but steady income flow from members, friends and supporters. They provide a FREE service where you can shop with your favourite online stores and at no extra cost raise funds for any charity, good cause or group you choose to support. You still shop directly with each retailer as you would normally, but simply by using the links from the easyfundraising site first, each purchase you make will generate a cashback donation to the cause you wish to support. For example, spend £25 with WH Smith and 3.5% will be donated. You will have raised £0.88, at no extra cost to your purchase. Make any purchase from Amazon and 2.5% will be donated. Insure your car with Direct Line and raise £30.00, or purchase a mobile phone from O2 and earn £17.50, and so on. You can shop with 500+ Brand Name retailers and to raise funds you just use the links from their site first - it's that simple!

If you ALREADY shop online, why not help the band at no extra cost from purchases you would make anyway? Please consider the option.

If the concept appeals but you do not relish the idea of committing to another internet account (the account registration and usage is easy and completely free) there is another way to help, also from easyfundraising...

Do you search the internet? Of course you do! What search engine do you use - Google? Yahoo? Why not try Simply by using this free, band-dedicated page to start your internet searches may raise even more pennies for the band. And every penny counts...

Thanks go to Wolverhampton Pipe Band for informing us of this exciting option.

Band Interest:

RSPBA, Headquarters- The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association; check out Beeston on the Results Pages!
RSPBA, Midlands Branch - our local branch of the parent organisation
RSPBA, London & South of England Branch
RSPBA, North West England Branch

Ashbourne Gathering - Find out all about the biggest and best Highland Gathering in England
BagPipe Player - Download this great free software from here
Drumscriobh - Some BDPBS drum scores are written with Drumscriobh - download the FREE viewer
IPBA - The Irish Pipe Band Association
The North West England Bagpipe Web

Route Planners:

These sites help you to find us and us to find you. Don’t Forget the Postcode!!

AA - The Automobile Association
RAC - The RAC - nice interactive facility on maps now
Streetmap - local maps
FRIXO - Dynamic Motorway/A-Road traffic holdup information

Other Pipe Bands’ Websites:

Ashbourne - Ashbourne & District. A welcome return online! Beeston and Ashbourne have traditionally had very close links.
Boghall - Boghall & Bathgate
Glencorse Pipe Band - Edinburgh
Grampian Police
Harpenden Pipe Band, Hertfordshire
Leicester & Rutland County RBL Pipe Band
Pride of Murray - "The Pride" have a new website
RAF Halton Pipes & Drums -
RAF Waddington Pipes and Drums
Scunthorpe and District - the latest incarnation of Lindsey PB
Shotts - House of Edgar Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia
Wolverhampton - the Anderson family and this band have long been stalwarts of the pipe band scene in England
University of Bedfordshire - "Luton's" new website


Andante - Drum Manufacturer
NDC - Nottingham Drum Centre
Pearl (Europe) - Drum Manufacturer
Premier - Drum Manufacturer
Tyler Fry - the famous "tenor man" - nowadays with Shotts. The BDPBS tenor corps uses TyFry sticks.
Vic Firth - Vic Firth Drumsticks & Accessories - nice site, lots to interest all band members - shop, news, competition results, etc.
R. G. Hardie &Co. - Piping Supplies


Homecoming Scotland <<< just click the logo - thousands celebrated in 2009!

Bagpipe Web Directory - Bob Dunsire's home of all things bagpipe-related
The Boys' Brigade - The source of so many good Pipe Band players in the UK and around the world. The Beeston band started as an offshoot from the 17th Nottingham company.
Celtic Fringe - John McFadden’s excellent site for pipers, drummers and highland dancers
Handpict - Online gallery from Scottish artist Duncan Brown
Jim Kilpatrick - The ex World Champion L/D of Shotts & Dykehead. (Click on his name on his home page to get into the site; it's not exactly obvious!)
Pipeline - BBC Radio Scotland "Pipeline" programme (21:05 GMT, Saturday - listen online)
Radio PlanetPipe - The weekly online Radio PlanetPipe broadcast. - Scots around the world