Carnoustie & District Pipe Band
Carnoustie & District began as an idea in 2017 but did not appear as a band till 2008, and now have members from across Angus and beyond.
In January 2015 the band appointed Struan Moffat to the role of Pipe Major, and by the end of that year was celebrating it’s most successful season to date with trophies from local, national and international competitions.
The younger members continue to collect prizes in solo competitions and the band is committed to developing learners capable of making the step up from the practice hall to the full band and competition arena.
Away from the competition scene, the band is proud to turn out for local events and they remain grateful for the continued support of the local community.
Chairman: David Gibson
Pipe Major: Struan Moffat
Secretary: Andrew Brown
Treasurer: Sandy Burgess
Youth Rep: Holly Ross
A registered charity, Carnoustie and District Pipe Band is a non-
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-
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.
With the support of Angus Provost Helen Oswald, Piping and Drumming lessons commenced at the town’s Burnside Primary School, with the main band practicing in the Panbride Church Hall in Arbroath Road.
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.
The Band made its first public performance at Carnoustie Gala Day in 2008, having been issued with new uniforms the night before, and continues its support of the event each year.
The band continues to advance, now boasting a healthy membership dedicated to the promotion of Piping and Drumming. The band continues to make progress through participation in local, national and international competitions.
The Band competing at Perth in 2013 under the leadership of Pipe Major Ian Campbell
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.