Each band performs multiple routines on the day competing for The McMullin Shield, the Scottish Australian Heritage Council Trophy and the Celtic Warriors Ceremonial Sword. These awards are presented to the pipe bands with the best display at the Aberdeen Highland Games.

McMullin Shield

The McMullin Shield is awarded to the band with the best display at the games. This award is presented by the Fraser family of St Aubins, Scone.

Scottish Australian Heritage Council Trophy

The Scottish Australian Heritage Council Trophy will be presented to the band coming second.

Celtic Warriors Ceremonial Sword

The Celtic Warriors Ceremonial Sword is presented by the Celtic Warriors shop for the band in third place on the day.

President’s Perpetual Trophy

The President’s Perpetual Trophy for the best display band on the day. 1st and 2nd place awarded.

YearMcMullin ShieldScottish Australian Heritage
Council Trophy
Celtic Warriors
Ceremonial Sword
President’s Perpetual Trophy
2018United Mine Workers Pipe BandSydney Thistle Pipe BandSt. Mary’s Pipe Band ClubIst Place: Sydney Thistle Pipe Band
2nd Place: Lithgow Highland Pipe Band
2017Tamworth & District Highland Pipe BandUnited Mine Workers Pipe BandSydney Thistle Pipe BandIst Place: Sydney Thistle Pipe Band
2nd Place: Lithgow Highland Pipe Band
2016Pipe Band ClubTamworth & District Highland Pipe BandUnited Mine Workers Pipe BandIst Place: Lithgow Highland Pipe Band
2nd Place: City of Blacktown Pipe Band
2015Pipe Band ClubSydney Thistle Pipe BandTamworth District Pipe BandIst Place: Sydney Thistle Pipe Band
2nd Place: Lithgow Highland Pipe Band
2014Sydney Thistle Pipe BandTamworth District Pipe BandUnited Mine Workers Pipe BandIst Place: Lithgow Highland Pipe Band
2013Sydney Thistle Pipe BandTamworth District Pipe BandUnited Mine Workers Pipe Band
2012United Mine Workers Pipe BandMcEwan Pipe BandLithgow Highland Pipe Band
2011United Mine Workers Pipe BandCity of Armidale Pipe BandLithgow Highland Pipe Band
2010Lithgow Highland Pipe BandLithgow Highland Pipe BandLithgow Highland Pipe Band
2009United Mine Workers Pipe BandLithgow Highland Pipe Band
2008Lithgow Highland Pipe Band
2007Manly Warringah Pipe Band
2006United Mine Workers Pipe Band
2005Manly Warringah Pipe Band
2004Manly Warringah Pipe Band
2003Scone RSL Pipes & Drums
2002United Mine Workers Pipe Band
2001United Mine Workers Pipe Band
2000Clan MacLeod Pipe Band