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Forfar Burgh Pipe Band 1952-54

This was taken with their new uniforms when Jim was on his National Service.

Henry Dyker had just returned from the Scots Guards and Rab Walker was in the Gordon Highlanders.

Standing: P/M Wat Leslie, Stewart Byers (Sec.), John Walker, L/D Ed Whitton, Stewart McFarlane, Bruce Lowson (Bass),

Henry Dyker, Dave Whyte, Trevor Dear, Jim Potter (Tres), Hugh Massie.

Kneeling: Iain Grant, Alec Massey, Charlie Massie, Alan Petrie

Forfar Burgh

Grade 3 World Champions 1958 (Aberdeen)

(1st in the Bands and 1st in the Drumming)

Forfar Burgh Pipe Band 1960

Grade 2 World Champions 1960 (Inverness)

This was taken as they worked their way down the

coast on the Sunday earning money for band funds.

Forfar Burgh 1966

Forfar West School, Local Mini Bands Contest

Back: Henry Dyker, Jakez Pincet, Jim Hoy, Jim Taylor, George Denier, Rab Walker.

Front: Derek Dear, Arthur Balfour

Trevor Dear, Jim Taylor, Bruce Lowson at Forfar Cross

These new entries are thanks to

Pipe Major Euan Whitmore (Stockbridge Pipe Band, Edinburgh)

whose father appears.

Both were member of the Forfar band

Taken in 1972 at the Band Hut in Forfar just after the Band won Grade 2 at Hazelhead Games, Aberdeen.

Back row: Duncan Brown, Robin Swinton, Alan Christie, Graham Fullerton, Mike Croft, Dave McGuigan

Middle row: PM Jack Stewart, Gordon Anderson, Dave Whyte, Eric Guthrie, Angus Bell, Stuart Paton, Dave Miles

Front row: Jim Scanlon, Bruce Tocher, DS Dave Stewart

Missing: Tony Whitmore (working)

1981 B

By now the Band


Royal British Legion Forfar

Taken at Forfar Highland Games in June 1981 as the Band leave the field.

From the left: Pipe Major Claude Miller, Eddie Hoy, Tony Whitmore, Gordon Anderson, P/sgt Jack Stewart, Rab Walker

Tony and Euan Whitmore were member of the Forfar Burgh (Later RBL) until the mid 1980's when the band folded.

Undeterred, they moved on to play with the Perth and District Pipe Band.