Granite City Pipes and Drums have membership of approximately 33 pipers, drummers and learners.
We are a development band so if you wish to learn to play bagpipes, tenor, bass or side drumming then please get in touch.

Piping Tutors

Ian Dallas
Pipe Major Hannah Mutch
Pipe Sergeant Isla Riddoch
Mike Webster

Drum Tutors

Scott Niven
Ewan Dallas

Pipe Major Hannah Mutch
Hannah started learning the chanter with Tutor Ian Dallas in Primary 5 and progressed onto pipes in Primary 7. She played and competed with Bucksburn and District Novice Juvenile band from 2010-2014. Hannah is a founder member of Granite City Pipes and Drums and took on the role as Pipe Major at the start of the 2023 season.   Alongside playing for Granite City, whilst studying at Aberdeen University, Hannah joined the Aberdeen University Officer Training Corps (AUOTC) which gave her the opportunity to play twice in the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, play in London on Horseguards, at BBC Sports Personality of the Year, the Menin Gate in Belgium and travel to Australia for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Sydney which was an incredible experience. More recently Hannah played with the London Scottish Pipes and Drums for Remembrance at the Cenotaph in London. In her role as Pipe Major she hopes to inspire others to reach their full potential and help the band to continue to go from strength to strength.


Drum Tutor Scott Niven
Scott has been drumming since the age of 8 when he received drumming lessons from Roddy MacDonald at Bucksburn & District Pipe Band. He joined the Novice/Juvenile band in 1995, and by 1997 the band were crowned British, Cowal and World Champions, as well as the overall Champion of Champions for consistency throughout the year. Moving into the senior Grade 2 band for 1998, Scott has since played in Grade 1 or 2 ever since, winning numerous band, drumming and solo prizes and junior and adult levels, including the North of Scotland Solo Drumming Championships in 2009. In 2009 and 2010 Scott led the Grade 2 drum corps with a very young inexperienced group to 8th place in the European Championships before returning to teaching the juniors the following season. Scott passed the highest possible drumming exam available in 2009 gaining the Piping & Drumming Qualifications Board Level 4 award (SQA Accredited). In 2014 Scott joined internationally renowned Grade 1 World Champion Drum Corps Peoples Ford Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia Pipe Band.


Pipe Tutor Ian Dallas






Pipe Sergeant Isla Riddoch






Drum Tutor Ewan Dallas


Registered Charity in Scotland number: SC045675.