Gallery

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    Wedding at Crathie Church, Royal Deeside, Scotland.

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    Wedding at Solsgirth House, by Dollar, Clackmannanshire.

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    Wedding at Solsgirth House, by Dollar, Clackmannanshire.

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    Wedding at Park Lodge Hotel, Falkirk, Stirlingshire.

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    Wedding at Solsgirth House, by Dollar, Clackmannanshire.

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    Wedding at St Mary's Church, Haddington, East Lothian.

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    Wedding at Inchyra Grange, Polmont, Stirlingshire.

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    Wedding in Nyon, Switzerland.

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    Wedding in Paphos, Cyprus.

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    Playing at a Military Wedding at St. Margaret's Chapel, Edinburgh Castle, Scotland.

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    Toasting the newly weds at Orocco Pier, South Queensferry, Scotland.

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    The Maid of the Forth at South Queensferry, Scotland. This vessel sails to Inchcolm Island, where Historic Scotland maintains ancient Inchcolm Abbey which is a very popular wedding venue.

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    Leading the bride and her escort to the Abbey on Inchcolm Island, Scotland.

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    Piping guests into dinner at the Playfair Library, Edinburgh.

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    Playing at a 30th. Wedding Anniversary Renewal of Vows Celebration. The up and coming piping maestro is the grandson of the celebrants.
    Photographer: Gordon Jack Photography

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    Outside The Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh Castle.

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    Wedding at Edinburgh Castle. The Groom, Robbie Mackintosh, married Helen in St. Margaret's Chapel. The couple were delighted that I wore our family tartan, The Mackintosh.

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    Function at the Macdonald Cardrona Hotel and Country Club on the banks of the River Tweed, Scotland.

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    Wedding at the City Chambers in the historic Royal Mile, Edinburgh.

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    This was the line up of the Edinburgh City Police Pipe Band in 1969. I served in "B"Division, which covered the central area of Edinburgh. The Divisional Headquarters was Gayfield Square Police Station where this photo was taken at the end of that competing season. The large plaque in the middle is the Cowal Shield.

    Members of the band were: Back Rank (l to r)

    David Boyle(P) Alex Duthart(D/M) Murdo Murray(D) George Brown(D) Bob Montgomery(D/M) Neil Summers(D) Me…Younger looking!!

    Front Rank (l to r)

    Iain McLeod(P/M) David Laird(P) Colin Forbes(P) Harry McNulty(P) Alec Shand(P) Lawrie Gillespie(P) Martin Wilson(P) Chris Anderson(P) Bob Gibson(P) George Lumsden(P) James Hermiston(D/M). Sitting: Chief Superintendent James Ballantyne, the Band President.

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    Edinburgh City Police Pipe Band playing at The Mound, Princes Street, Edinburgh in 1970. During the Edinburgh International Festival, which runs for three weeks during August and September the band plays along Princes Street at 11.00 in the morning(Monday to Friday) and as you can see from this photo it was, and still is, a great tourist attraction. As usual with pipe bands, at the beginning of the last week it is becoming somewhat tedious! In that respect we would be the same as any other band. Having been on this and other parades in Princes Street for over 30 years, AND working on the Street I may qualify for an award as the person who has walked the length of Princes Street the greatest number of times without entering a shop.

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    This was taken at Corby in Northamptonshire, England when the band won the Worlds Championship in 1975. Although records state it was the Edinburgh City Police Pipe Band which won that year, the police forces of Edinburgh City, Lothians and Peebles and Berwick, Roxburgh and Selkirk had amalgamated in May of that year to form The Lothian and Borders Police.
    A few changes in the line up can be seen including Jack Wield (B/D) and Ian Watt(D/S) who is now a member of The Gordons Scottish Dance Band.

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    Edinburgh Military Tattoo-2001. This military spectacle takes place every year on The Esplanade in front of Edinburgh Castle during The International Festival. Bands and performers travel from around the world to take part in this prestigious event and some say it is the highlight of their career. This is a photo of the combined pipe bands of The Scottish Universities Officers Training Corps. The band was composed of Officer Cadets from the City of Edinburgh Universities O.T.C, of which I am Pipe Major, COMBINED WITH THE bands from the Universities of Aberdeen, Glasgow and Tayforth. 

    If any pipers or drummers are planning on studying at one of the Universities in Edinburgh and would like to continue playing and get paid for it, please email me.

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    This is the OTC band marching to the start line at the Scottish Power Tunes of Glory Massed Bands in New York. This was taken prior to marching into the freezing wind and blisters on our feet.

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    At The Mill Hotel, New Lanark, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

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    Traditional Music Festival, Alesund, Norway.

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    Reception for Malawian Guests at Edinburgh Castle.