Fife latest band rebrand for police amalgamation

Published: February 28, 2013
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Three weeks after the Strathclyde Police Pipe Band revealed that it would go by a new name, the Grade 1 Fife Constabulary Pipe Band said that it will be known as the Police Scotland Fife Pipe Band after the April 1st amalgamation of Scotland’s eight territorial departments.

In a statement from Fife Constabulary to pipes|drums, Band Manager Ken Chatham said, This renaming will have no effect on the structure or the management for the band. We have a number of new pipers and drummers joining our ranks this season and we are looking forward to a prosperous and successful season in 2013.””

With the identity of Fife Constabulary resolved

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  1. herecomethedrums

    To quote the Mayor of London…..What a load of piffle!”. I dread to think how much tax payers money is being squandered on all the forces “rebranding” (not getting at the bands

  2. Columbo

    A very good band. I don’t think a name change will make any difference to the Police bands. If your good, your good.

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