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The current band was instigated in 1970 as a result of a chance meeting between two pipers and a drummer. The drummer commented that they would make better use of their time by reviving the town's pipe band. The band was given the name Blairgowrie, Rattray & District Pipe Band.

The band wears Clan Macpherson's bonnet, Glengarry badges and kilt pins and the old red Macpherson tartan. In 2004 Allan Proctor approached the band with great interest and offered to give some support. The band has won many awards. including the pipe band shield at the Braemar Gathering in 1995 and the drummer shield at Newtonmore in 2008. 

The band has had many trips overseas to visit their twin band: the Spessart Highlanders in  Aschaffenburg, Germany. The Spessart's have also had many trips to Blairgowrie. Blairgowrie and Rattray district pipe band would like to thank all of its supporters and band members of the past and present for keeping the band going for so many years.