In the latest shake-up of top bands, Glenn Brown has stepped down as Pipe-Major of the Grade 1 Peel Regional Police Pipe Band, and John Cairns, former Pipe-Sergeant of the Scottish Lion-78th Fraser Highlanders, has taken the post.
Brown, who lives in Glasgow, has joined the Grade 1 ScottishPower Pipe Band. Graham Brown, Glenn Brown’s brother, will continue as Lead-Drummer at Peel Police.
Glenn Brown had become Pipe-Major of Peel following the 2007 season, taking over from long-serving leader John Elliott. Brown had at the time moved back to Milton, Ontario, after living in Scotland and playing with the House of Edgar-Shotts & Dykehead Pipe Band for six years, but then decided to move back to Scotland to be closer to his Scottish girlfriend.
I am honoured to accept the invitation to become the new Pipe-Major of the Peel Regional Police