Published: August 31, 1999

Colin Drummond dies suddenly

The piping world lost a good friend when Colin R. Drummond died suddenly of a stroke on July 3, 1999.

The President of the Competing Pipers Association for the past five years, Colin Drummond will be remembered for both his significant leadership and piping abilities.

A resident of Bathgate, Scotland, Drummond’s history in pipe bands was significant. He was Pipe Major of the successful BP Grangemouth Pipe Band in the 1970s, a band that rose to the top of Grade 2 under his direction. He was also a member of the Polkemmet Colliery Pipe Band when the famous Pipe Major Johnny Barnes led it.

In solo piping, Drummond was a regular on the Scottish Highland games circuit, and competed successfully at both the Argyllshire Gathering and Northern Meeting, among other major events.

In recent years he was a conscientious and outspoken leader of the Competing Pipers Association.

He will be missed by all.

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