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Posted by Danielle McCartney on 12 January 2022 8:11 AM

The new Covid Recovery Programme for Ulster-Scots organisations (CRPO) is NOW OPEN for applications.
The funding programme is open to Ulster-Scots organisations across Northern Ireland.  It aims to reduce or remove operating deficits in eligible groups which have been caused by Covid. It is hoped this support may alleviate the significant financial pressures they face and help them to get back up and running again.

Applications and supporting documentation must be submitted via the Agency’s online funding portal, which can be accessed HERE.

The portal will automatically close at 5.00pm on Friday 28th January 2022 with decisions expected shortly afterwards. 

For more information, see the Ulster Scots Agency website

Posted by Danielle McCartney on 12 January 2022 8:10 AM

The January Branch Meeting will take place on Saturday 29th January 2022 at 2pm via Zoom

The agenda and meeting link will be sent to Band Secretaries

Posted by Michelle Shilliday on 4 January 2022 12:55 PM
We are welcoming George Ussher back to the position of Chairman of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association Northern Ireland Branch.
George is no stranger to the role, having held the position many years ago. We wish him every success as he leads the team forward into 2022.
Posted by Michelle Shilliday on 6 December 2021 11:11 AM

At the 71st Annual General Meeting of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association (Northern Ireland Branch), held on 27th November 2021, Ray Hall stepped down as chairman of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association (Northern Ireland Branch).


The branch would like to thank Ray for 9 years of loyal service, in which he has done a tremendous job. We appreciate Ray's continued support within the association as representative of the County Fermanagh Section and he is still a valued member of the team. 

Posted by Michelle Shilliday on 22 November 2021 12:18 PM

The RSPBANI has identified a need to refresh their existing organisational website and is keen to explore whether anyone associated with the organisation might be interested in leading the redevelopment. The site is comprised of static pages as well as dynamic content which is all served from several databases and scripting and we currently require someone to maintain all our content. The site needs a refresh and rebranding, supporting all devices with a simple navigation system, and we would like the ability to create content ourselves via a content management system.

Contact michelle.shilliday@rspbani.org to request Expression of Interest details. 

Posted by Michelle Shilliday on 4 November 2021 1:51 PM

We hope to give our RSPBANI website a refresh.

If you would like to provide feedback to help us best fit your needs then please complete this short survey. Your time will be much appreciated. https://forms.office.com/r/HpMjHFcPsR

Posted by Danielle McCartney on 29 October 2021 9:42 AM

The Branch AGM will be held virtually via Zoom on Saturday, 27th of November 2021 at 11 am. 
Further details will be announced nearer the time

Nominations for election of Officers and notices of motion for the AGM must be received from band secretaries by the Branch Secretary three weeks prior to the meeting (6th November 2021 at 11am),
We would like to remind bands that they must have paid their RSPBA fees in order to vote at the AGM

Email contact for the Branch Secretary is secretary@rspbani.org

Posted by Danielle McCartney on 15 October 2021 8:04 PM

At the recent Branch Meeting, a short discussion took place regarding the 2022 Season,

As there were only a few bands represented on the meeting, a suggestion was made that we arrange another meeting with Pipe Majors and Leading Drummers to discuss the matter further,

We would like to invite you to a Zoom Meeting on Monday 25th October at 7.30pm,

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss how bands feel the Executive should proceed in planning the 2022 Season,

i.e. number of contests, festivals, solos

We would also like to discuss the proposed changes to the RSPBANI Sections,

This was discussed at the Branch Meeting and the bands on the meeting recommended that we discuss it with PMs/LDs,

The meeting will be split into breakout rooms consisting of Grade 4, Grade 3, Grade 2&1,

We will have questions/topics for discussion so that each breakout room can then feed back into the main meeting on the thoughts of each group,

If PM/LD cannot attend, they can appoint another band/committee member to speak on their behalf,

Please RSVP by Monday 18th October to secretary@rspbani.org

Zoom Details will be sent out after we have received the RSVPs