If you, or your organisation, would like to hire Bolton Caledonia Pipe Band for a carnival, wedding, anniversary, birthday, or to promote your business, we can supply full band, mini band, individual piper or piper and drummer, to suit your needs.


Let us accompany your special day.
We can supply full or mini band, individual piper or piper and drummer to suit your needs.


We have covered many carnivals and performed for many brilliant and worthwhile causes. We always welcome the opportunity to participate in more.

Business events

Want to give you event a bit of an authentic pipe ban twist?
Get in touch to organise how we can help with our band performances.

Our History

Bolton Caledonia Pipe Band has a long history going right back to 1900 when the band began as "2nd Bolton Boys Brigade Band".

When it disbanded in 1971 Bolton Scottish was formed by three members of the Boys Brigade Band,  Colin Winstanley - Piper, Brian Ottley - Drummer and Frank Warburton - Piper. The first practice nights were in a wooden hut in Dixon Lane with a very Leaky roof as Brian Ottley recalls.

The band has gone through many changes since those first days. The journey has involved being part of the competing world taking part in many competitions over the years and also bringing one or two trophies home along the way. We have also been lucky enough to travel further afield including trips to France, Germany, Brittany and most recently Belgium.

In 1995 the band split into two smaller bands then in November 2012 it was decided that we should join forces and work together as one band again. Two of the original three members of the Band formed in 1971 still playing.

Today‚Äôs band is purely social and its members all enjoy the relaxed atmosphere this new format provides. We have a very full calendar, during the summer months particularly. We get involved in events not only in Bolton but around the north West of England and sometimes beyond - see our events calendar for more details.  


Upcoming Events

Contact Us

Our band Secretary is Jasmin Hyland. She would be very pleased to deal with any enquiries you have with the band. Just leave your details and enquiry below and we'll get back to you as quickly as possible.

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Join The Band

We are always pleased to see new members and former members at band practices. So if you're a piper or drummer who doesn't want the commitment that competition entails, Bolton Caledonia may be for you.

We also welcome anyone who wants to learn to play the pipes or drums. All ages are welcome and lessons are offered by experienced pipers and drummers. So come along and give it a go. Practice is on Monday at the Ukrainian Club in Bolton.