Gavin Walker resigns as Shotts pipe-major

Published: July 31, 2012
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After less than two years in the role, Gavin Walker has resigned as Pipe-Major of the Grade 1 House of Edgar Pipe Band. The decision was made by Walker following a special band meeting on July 15th, following the alleged threat of RSPBA sanction against the band over comments allegedly made on a social media platform following the British Pipe Band Championships.

The band received an official complaint on July 12, 2012, and a band meeting was called to address the situation.

At this meeting as Pipe-Major

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