The LA Scots are an internationally recognized Grade One pipe band from the Los Angeles area first formed in 1961. Their skills were unmatched in the United States competitive pipe band circuit throughout the 60’s and 70’s leading them to remain undefeated throughout the 1960’s and into the early 1970’s. Their decade reign in the United States ended in 1974 when the original LA Scots performed for the last time.
But not forever.
The generational legacy of the LA Scots was resurrected in 1990 by the sons of the original Scots in partnership with several members of the original LA Scots Junior Band. Their reputation as an impeccable pipe band was brought back to life with the name!
Under the direction of Pipe Major Scott MacDonald, and Drum Major Andrew Brubaker, the LA Scots have developed into a highly competitive, internationally recognized pipe band. After winning the World Grade 2 Pipe Championship in Glasgow, the band began competing as Grade 1. For an American pipe band, they’ve been distinctly successful, placing 11th in the world at one point, something that had never accomplished by an American pipe band.
The LA Scots album, “At the Beach” gained success both in American music stores and internationally. Their successful recordings in addition to their reputation as a highly skilled pipe band also allowed them to perform and record with other artists like Rod Stewart and Mike Oldfield of the band Tubular Bells as well as performing all over the world.
The LA Scots take Claymore Brogues with them wherever they go. They took them to the World Championship this year, and will go with them for years to come. Claymore Brogues are designed by pipers, for pipers and optimized for comfort during long marches. The LA Scots agree that Claymore Brogues are the ideal shoes for marching without sacrificing quality.