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Carnoustie & District

Pipe Band

Carnoustie & District began as an idea in 2007 but did not appear as a band till July 2008, and now have members from across Angus and beyond.  Hence the wearing of the Angus County Tartan.

In  August 2018 Struan Moffat stepped down as Pipe Major and left the band.  Immediately, the band lost a number of established members and the decision was made to return all operations to their base of Panbride Church in Carnoustie.

There has been a more radical change to tuition classes and the aim is now to return to its earliest basis of becoming more locally involved and begin a major recruitment and tuition of new members.

At this time (Sept 2018) it is safe to say that Carnoustie & District are looking to attract new members for bot Pipe and Drum Corps whilst bring on their local youngsters.

Learners meet in the Kinloch Care Centre, Kinloch Street, Carnoustie, every Monday from 7 pm., while a more advanced group meet every Wednesday at 7pm in Panbride Church Hall, Arbroath Road, Carnoustie.


Chairman: David Gibson

Secretary: Andrew Brown

Treasurer: Sandy Burgess

Pipe Major:

Pipe Sergeant:

Drum Sergeant:

Youth Rep: 


Andrew Brown
07921 163868

Pipe Major

      A registered charity, Carnoustie and District Pipe Band is a non-profit organisation. The band is reliant on the goodwill of band members, their families and local support. If you would like to sponsor the band or work in partnership with us we would be delighted to hear from you.

In late 2007, the founder members of the band, David Gibson, Scott Phillips and Gordon Rogers enlisted the experienced help of  Ron McKay, an ex-member of Red Hackle and George Black as drumming tutor considering the forming of Carnoustie’s first ever R.S.P.B.A., Pipe Band.

Subsequent information from former band piper David Fyfe reveals that a Scout Group Pipe Band thrived in Carnoustie from 1920 till 1935. 

Initially, few practices were held with the Practical Pipers Society, a local piping group organised by Gordon Rogers and his wife Valerie, to see if the idea of a band was feasible. These practices went very well and in March 2008, the Carnoustie and District Pipe Band was formed.

The formation of the Band could not have happened without the support from the local community and in particular, the late David Murray of “David Murray (Transport)”, who financed the purchase of uniforms and equipment.  Local businesses and organisations such as the Carnoustie Gala Committee and Carnoustie Community Council have all been of immense importance in the early days of the pipe band, and continue to be valuable assets.