On Our Travels
Over the years, I have been involved in coaching and even starting Pipers and Bands and this is something I enjoy greatly.
With the start of the Practical Pipers, some member came in who were of the same mind and together we put every effort into getting and maintaining the interest.
Once I retired from the Police, I moved into this area 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 win the day at Blairgowrie
Then when Fred Duncan retired from the Police Band we 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 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