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Wearing our own designed 'Isle of Cumbrae' tartan the band has impressed audiences at parades, gala's, concerts, legion events, festivals, and ceremonies. It has participated in local and international competitions and tattoos.
 
Our band was first formed in 1999 by Andy Bryan and some of the committee members from the Millport Branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland (RBLS).The first few soles came from Millport, Largs, Fairlie and other areas of North Ayrshire. Some of the early committee members, as well as putting in much hard work into the band, personally purchased equipment essential for the Pipe Band.
 
The island 'postie' and local piper Peter Morrison took on the role of Pipe Major of the 'RBLS Millport Branch Garrison Pipe Band'. By word of mouth, and adverts in the local paper, interested pipers and drummers became aware of the new band. North Ayrshire has always had a good Pipe Band tradition, so there were a number of ex-bandsmen in the shire sitting at home with good instruments and experience.
 
Some, against better judgment, rose to the challenge of being involved in a new Pipe Band and, having seen the destruction of other bands in the area, joined with some caution. As in the case of many new bands their first engagements saw the band in a variety of uniforms.
 

The first band AGM was held on Saturday 23rd of November 2002 and the band formally established. A new band name was adopted, Constitution and Rules was agreed upon and the office bearers elected. Mr. David Mitchell was unanimously elected the Pipe Major of a core of around 10 Pipers and 6 Drummers. The purchasing of uniforms and equipment such as pipes, drums, etc has taken time and money.
 
Our initial few members are now around 60 including 18 Juveniles. The Band has recently designed a new tartan called the "Isle of Cumbrae". As well as frequent European visits. Our 'Local' engagements take us far and wide. You could come across us in Millport as well as other parts of North Ayrshire including, Largs, Beith, Saltcoats, Irvine, Culzean Castle, Kilwinning also Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth.
 
The Isle of Cumbrae RBLS Pipe Band is committed to creating a safe environment for children, young people and adults. We recognise our moral and legal obligations to protect children and will ensure that members will take all reasonable steps to promote safe practice and to protect children from harm, abuse, and exploitation.
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