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1 3 Dundee, Perth & Angus Massed Bands

We have a photographs of

Dundee Massed Pipes and Drums

playing in City Square, Dundee.

The first was taken around the mid 1930's


Without the aid of colour photography, it is extremely hard to name the bands in this photo, but I lay odds that the ranks on the left could be the City of Dundee Prize Pipe Band, and the ones with the collars a ties could well be the Mackenzie Pipe Band.

Perhaps you know better?


In more modern times, this one is at the same venue in the early 1980's


Led by Drum Major George Miller

George spent thirty years as Bass Drummer with Dundee City Police (Tayside Police)

(From Left)Three ranks of The Mackenzie Caledonian Pipe Band, led by acting Pipe Major Arthur Balfour, and their Juvenile Pipe Band, hidden by the Drum Major are The Maclean Ladies Pipe Band with Pipe Major Rita Stewart, then the Auchterhouse Juveniles, Fintry Pipe Band led by Pipe Major Richard Smith, and then 6th/8th Coy. Boys Brigade Lochee led by Pipe Major David Marr.

We are still looking for the remaining and any backgrounds of these Pipers.

Can you tell us more?


Here we now have a few examples of the Massed Band from in and around Dundee  All playing in or approaching City Square