Closkelt Pipe Band's Medley at Inverness

Closkelt Pipe Band at the European Pipe Band Championships at Inverness on Saturday 25 June 2022. The bands Pipe Major is David Chesney and the Drum Sergeant is Brendan Megoran.

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Bagpipes and the United States Military

From its origin in Scottish clans and culture, the Great Highland Bagpipe has long been associated with the military.

Especially in more recent history, the Highland Regiments of the British Armed Forces, and some of the Lowland Regiments as well, have had bagpipers since their first formation.

The United States Armed Forces has historically had a very close relationship with the British – so the spread of the bagpipes was inevitable.