Saor Patrol
OriginKincardine, Scotland
GenresFolk music
MembersCharlie Allan
Kevin Johnston
Mark Monaghan
Steve Legget
Stephen Wilson

Saor Patrol (pronounced "shore patrol", Scottish Gaelic: Freedom Guard)[1] is a Scottish folk band from Kincardine, Scotland.

The band plays mainly its own songs. All songs are instrumental and played with Great Highland Bagpipe, drums and electric guitar. All band members are volunteers of The Clanranald Trust for Scotland,[2] a non profit recognized organization in Scotland. The objective of the trust is the preservation and dissemination of Scottish culture and Scottish heritage through entertainment and education. For this purpose, a replica of a medieval Scottish fortified village named Duncarron is under construction. The funds raised by Saor Patrol flow into the project.[3]


Charlie Allan had the idea for the band during the filming of Gladiator in 1999.[4] After having taught himself to play the pipes, he sought musicians which he found in the ranks of the Clanranald Trust for Scotland.[5] The band will perform in United Kingdom, United States, Italy, Japan, Taiwan, Norway, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, Africa, Australia.[6][7][8][9][10][11]




  1. ^ "Welcome to Saor Patrol - Official website - About Us". Retrieved 21 October 2011.
  2. ^ Extract from the Scottish Charity Register
  3. ^ "Report Caledonian Mercury". 6 June 2011. Archived from the original on 1 September 2011. Retrieved 21 October 2011.
  4. ^ "Report The Courier". 6 June 2011. Retrieved 21 October 2011.
  5. ^ "Internet Report on historic-uk". Archived from the original on 18 October 2011. Retrieved 21 October 2011.
  6. ^ Internet Report on MPS Fan Blog (german)
  7. ^ "Saor Patrol at the Grandfathers Mountain Highland Games North Carolina USA 07.-10. July 2011". Retrieved 21 October 2011.
  8. ^ "Festival Lo Spirito del Pianeta". Retrieved 21 October 2011.
  9. ^ "Biography about Saor Patrol on da-music (german)". Retrieved 21 October 2011.
  10. ^ "MPS website (german)". Retrieved 21 October 2011.
  11. ^ "Newspaper Report RNZ (german)". Retrieved 21 October 2011.