Dundee & District Piping Society 1931
D. MacLeod A. McDonald Black K. McGregor W. McDonald Suttie
W. R. Salmond T. Donaldson D. Macleod J. D. Stewart Jonathon McLeod J. MacKenzie
A. Macleod W. F. Allardice(sec.) W. R. McDonald(Pres.) H. Shaw(Vice Pres.) J. Sword
Below you will find what we have found out so far, but we are still looking for more.
Son of Angus McLeod senior, Donald's brother Angus junior, formed the Dundee ATC Junior Pipe Band, later to become The McLeod Pipe Band. Donald followed his brother as Pipe Major and as Piping Instructor to Dundee High School.
Andrew McDonald Black
A member of the Caledonian Pipe Band, Dundee. It has been added that this could in fact be Andrew McDonald Black who was later to become managing director of "Largs Music Shop" in Whitehall Crescent, Dundee. Larg himself had an interest in Piping, but I don't know if he played.
Heavily involved in tuition of Boys Brigade in Dundee.
Willie McDonald Suttie
Non Piper but an enthusiast.
Willie R Salmond
Was the founder of "The City of Dundee Prize Pipe Band". Father to Pipers Alex Salmond and Stewart Salmond who were both members of the Dundee Police Pipe Band, and grandfather of Stewart Salmond who became Pipe Major of NCR Pipe Band.
Tommy was a much-
the highland dancing circuit. One of his contemporaries was Bert Gillanders who founded Gillanders' Bagpipes in Forfar.
He came from Edinburgh to Dundee and worked in the Courier during which time he founder of the little known Courier & Post Office Pipe Band. He kept interest all the way through the first war with 4th then 4th/5th Black Watch where he earned the Military Medal in France. He was the writer of a number of Pipe tunes now in the Black Watch Museum, Dalhousie Castle, Perth.
John Duff Stewart John was Pipe Major of the St. Andrews Parish Boys Brigade Pipe Band in the early 1920’s. The BB company headquarters were located in the church halls in King Street, Dundee, from 1891 till 2003.
Unfortunately, there is no one around (or is there) in St Andrews Kirk these days who can remember this piper. (Come on….there is the challenge) (This information comes from Roddy Taylor, Development Officer, Dundee & Angus Battalion)
Cousin to Angus McLeod senior, his father was Norman McLeod.
Ex Seaforth Highlanders. Left army after 1st War and started McKenzie Pipe Band in 1919.
Angus McLeod senior
A pupil of John MacDougall Gillies in Glasgow between from 1898 -
Willie F. Allardice
Strong member of the original City of Dundee Prize Pipe Band. Secretary of Dundee and District Pipers Society
W. R. McDonald
President of Dundee and District Pipers Society. Father of D. J. McDonald (Dundee).
Pipe Corporal under Angus McLeod in 4th Battalion Black Watch
This was another famous and busy Piper in and around Dundee. He was born in Dundee on 14 May 1886.
"Swordie", as he was known, served in the 4th Battalion Black Watch as a Pipe Major during the First World War.
Following the War, he returned to the 24th Boys Brigade and continued his teaching. Upon return to civilian life he rejoined Jute Industries Limited, at Bow Bridge Works, where in time he became a Mill Manager. In the early 1950 he was one of the founder members of Jute Industries Pipe Band. He was their Pipe Major until his retirement from the Band on 31 August 1955.
Elsewhere on the site, you will find a photo of this band. “Swordie” also had a long association with the Boys Brigade and in particular 24th Coy of Dundee B.B. In fact he taught the pipes to B.B. Bands for over 20 years.