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The Trust aims to advance education the arts, heritage, culture and community development by encouraging young people in Scotland to take up and play the chanter, pipes and drums; and by supporting the development of school pipe bands. In doing so, the Trust supports young people to broaden their education, in particular their musical and social skills. The trust supports piping and drumming tuition in state schools, and encourage the development of schools pipe bands. SSPDT advocates that pupils in Scotland should have the same opportunities to learn the bagpipe and pipe band drums as other instruments. SSPDT offers grants for young people, and also organises the Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships.
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The Trust awards cash grants, offers guidance, and loans bagpipes. Most of their support is for piping and drumming tuition that takes place in state schools during the school day, and for schools pipe bands. Support falls broadly into four categories: - Start Up funding and guid…