Will Beattie has been playing the bagpipes for over 20 years in the Portland area. He played with the Sir James MacDonald Pipe Band (formerly the Oregon Piper’s Society Junior Pipe Band) until he was 18. In 2006 he became one of the founding members of the Portland Metro Pipe Band, which he still plays with to this day. The Portland Metro Pipe Band will be returning this year to Glasgow, Scotland where they will compete in the World Pipe Band Championships this August. This summer, Will can be found competing at the various highland games throughout the Pacific Northwest with the Portland Metro Pipe Band and as a solo competitor.