The Competing Pipers Association exists to further the status of pipers not just in Scotland, but all over the world. Grading It also serves as the only grading organisation for pipers, with competitions such as The Northern Meeting and The Argyllshire Gathering using CPA grades as their criteria for entry requirement. Membership Membership is open to all who play the Highland Bagpipe. We look forward to welcoming new pipers from both Scotland and overseas - this is a community of pipers from all parts of the globe. Whether a seasoned professional competing for the Clasp at Inverness, or an adult beginner getting excited at playing in your first grade five competition, you will be afforded a warm welcome in the CPA. In working with partner organisations such as The Piobaireachd Society, various major competition promoters and The Association of Piping Adjudicators, the CPA takes its position as a major influence in the affairs of piping administration.