Scottish Schools Competitions







Scottish Schools Competitions

     2019 National Festivals

RBWF are looking forward to welcoming entrants and their supporters to the National Festival for Secondary School children on

Saturday 23rd March 2019


The National Festivals for both Primary and Secondary School children will be held in Irvine Royal Academy, Kilwinning Road, Irvine, KA12 8SJ

Registration is from 11.30 with formal opening by Provost At 12.15pm. Competitions start at 12.30 prompt.

Click here for full details of each competition and entry forms for certificates of merit.

The Primary event will take place on Saturday 11th May 2019 with arrangements as noted above for the Secondary event.

School children, from Primary 4 upwards, working within the Scottish curriculum are eligible to take part in local and regional competitions with the finalists  from each area  going on to compete at the annual National Festival.

Entries should be submitted through your child's school.  If you are unsure as to whether your local school participates in our competitions, ask the teaching staff or contact me and I can liaise with your school on your behalf.

Competitions are held within Primary and Secondary categories in the following disciplines:

  • Recitation
  • Singing
  • Instrumental
  • Bagpiping


In addition to the National Festival, we also host a variety of competitions including:-

  • Project
  • Art
  • Writing in the Scots Language
  • Written Test (comprehension)
  • Choral

The Choral Competition will be held on Saturday 27th April at St. Athanasius Primary School, Carluke.  Registration will begin at 11.30am and the test piece this year will be "The diel’s awa wi’ the Exciseman"  (A warm-up room will be available on the day for participating choirs).

Education Convener - Lesley McDonald

Lesley McDonald, Education Convener

November 2018

Tel:  01563 572469









Co-Ordinator Entry Forms

Choral Festival Competition

Secondary Festival - Bagpiping

Secondary Festival - Instrumental

Secondary Festival - Singing

Secondary Festival - Verse Speaking

Primary Festival - P 4/5

Primary Festival - P6/7