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.