Gardening Scotland isn’t just the best gardening show in the country, it is also the place to enjoy an exciting programme of live entertainment, from classical to popular.

Information below for the fantastic line up we had at Gardening Scotland 2019!

Newtongrange silver band

Newtongrange Silver Band

Newtongrange were awarded the 1st Section Scottish Champions in 2017.

Facebook: Newtongrange Silver Band

Photo from Kenny Ritchie

Peoples Ford Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia Pipe Band

Peoples Ford Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia Pipe Band are one of the most storied Pipe Bands in history and have enjoyed success performing across the globe in concert and in the competition arena for over four decades.

Lead by Pipe Major Ross Harvey and Leading Drummer Gordon Brown the band operates at the very highest level in Pipe Band competitions in grade one. They have enjoyed significant success over the years winning major titles including the European and the Cowal Championships, amongst many others.

The band on display at Gardening Scotland is our Novice Juvenile band, who are our under-18 level of competitive band in the organisation. They are led by Pipe Major Matthew Keith and are all taught by members of the Grade 1 band. The Peoples Ford Boghall & Bathgate Pipe Band have one of the largest teaching programmes in the world and are proud to have taught a large proportion of our Grade 1 band ourselves from beginner level. Some of our current Novice Juvenile members are no doubt stars of the future.


Edinburgh Brass Band

Edinburgh Brass Band are a community brass band based in the heart of the city. The band formed in 2012 to continue Edinburgh’s strong brass band tradition and are now regular performers at many concerts, garden parties, and community events in and around Edinburgh.

For more information about the band please visit their website


Linlithgow Linties

Linlithgow Community Children’s Choir doesn’t hold auditions or charge fees and sings a wide range of songs with an emphasis on singing for enjoyment. During term time, rehearsals take place in the hall at Linlithgow Bridge Primary School on Tuesday afternoons from 4pm – 5pm.

This wonderful opportunity to sing  at Gardening Scotland at the Royal Highland Showground will be their final concert for this session, before breaking for the Summer holidays.

Further details about the choir can be obtained from Victoria Knox at:


Preston Lodge High School Pipe Band

Preston Lodge High School Pipe Band was formed in 2012 as a result of a piping and drumming tuition programme in the Preston Lodge cluster schools established by the Scottish School’s Pipes and Drums Trust (SSPDT) in 2009 as part of their campaign to have piping and drumming tuition provided in state sector schools on a par with other instruments.
Since its formation, the band has quickly risen through the ranks to become one of the top school pipe bands in the world.
As well as competition the band regularly perform at many local community and charity events and have also travelled to China to perform at the Nanning International Folk Song Festival 2013 and 2017, as well as Germany and Rotterdam to perform at Music Show Scotland.
Please visit our website for further details about the band and what it can offer pupils in the Preston Lodge Cluster Schools, and how you can support it.


West Lothian Pipe Band

West Lothian Schools Pipe Band was formed in 2011 under the tuition of Pipe Major Gordon Bruce and drumming Instructor David Ross. The band started competing in the Novice Juvenile Grade of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association’s competitions.

The band quickly rose in stature with the band being crowned ‘Champion of Champions’ in the Novice Juvenile grade. The band were named ‘MG ALBA Pipe Band of the Year 2014’ and received a West Lothian Council Stellar Award for ‘Expressive Arts Team of the Year 2014’.

After this success the band were upgraded to the Juvenile Grade, with a new development band starting up at this time with new novice players.

It is this model that we still use today, with a ‘development band’ and a ‘senior band’ attending competitions but performing together as ‘West Lothian Schools Pipe Band’ for council engagements.

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