Clan Crest Pipe Major’s Bagpipe Banners
The Scottish clan crest pipe banner is something we have designed and created for clan chiefs, clan chieftains and clan members since 1998. Each banner is designed around classic clan crests and devices. If you have a project in mind our in house team can help create a a bespoke Drum Major’s baldric, bagpipe banner or flag carrier sash that will be carried on your band for years to come.
Pipe Banners - As detailed by The Court of the Lord Lyon
These are bagpipe banners of personal arms but cut slanted at the top to fit against the big drone and hang down the piper's back. They are used by most Chiefs and Lairds who have personal pipers, and by the Highland regiments whose company commanders' pipe banners are displayed on the regiment's pipes. The correct usage is for the arms to fill the entire banner to its edges, but some regiments have different customs, such as showing the whole achievement including supporters, or the crest alone. Such traditions are now hallowed by the centuries and are permitted. The Pipe Majors of local government or works pipe bands may display their appropriate pipe banner of the corporation or company's arms.
Where the pipe banner is for a Clan Chief who is a Peer or a Scottish feudal baron, the pipe banner should have a rounded end. Where the banner is for a Clan Chief who is not a Peer or a Scottish feudal baron it should have a split rounded end.