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In Piping

     Over the years, I have been involved in teaching Pipers and Bands and this is  something I enjoy greatly.

     Once I retired from the Police, I moved into teaching bagpipes on a fulltime basis by teaching in a number of schools, but never lost the need to get the learners to take advantage of the examination/qualifications available through The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association.

     Here are a few snaps from the various people and bands taught through the Society and its members


Auchterhouse Juvenile Pipe Band

Attend their first competition and at the Dundee, Perth Angus Branch Championship and win on the day at Blairgowrie High School

Then when Fred Duncan retired from the Police Band I asked him to take over and what a good job he did

Lathallan School spend a weekend learning how to form up and march for the first time

Within a short space of time, Lathallan School had their own uniforms and played before H M Queen Elizabeth by leading the parade down the Royal Mile for the first opening of the Scottish Parliament

Craigclowan School make a start to having their own Pipe Band

A joint parade of both schools at Scone Palace Perth


Carnoustie & District Pipe Band

Much closer to home and we make a start to forming our own local pipe band

With the support of the Provost Helen Oswald and David Murray (Transport) both seated, we were able to get premises and start classes for chanter and drum.

Here we have a photograph of the very first group

Carnoustie & District Pipe Band 2008

A coaching night on Vancouver Island with Courteney Pipe Band