Its worse than that, the Bag Pipes are from County Durham. Newton Aycliffe Pipe Ban. They made a point of marching into Prison Wardens Mess Bar car park last year, just to irritate the gathered bandsmen. On another point, they do have Bag Pipe Band Contests, where I presume the adjudicator makes comments about intonation and ensemble before awarding a prize. Still no bands from Scotland that I know of attending the Gala.