May 31, 2000

Gordon Walker Leaves College for Centre

We have learned that world renowned piper Gordon Walker has left the College of Piping to become a senior instructor at the cross-town Piping Centre after only a few months with the College.

Despite the two Glasgow organizations resolutely claiming they want to work together, there has been clear rivalry between them since the mid-1990s, after the late Seumas MacNeill left the planning committee for the Centre.

When the College of Piping announced that it had secured Walker’s services in the early spring, there was no small amount of pride from the College at scooping one of piping’s leading soloists.

Walker concluded his military service early this year, after 15 years with the Royal Highland Fusiliers.

Further details on this news will be made available as they become known.


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