Jimmie McGregor, 1947-2011
The piping and drumming world is saddened by the death of Jimmie McGregor in the early hours of October 26, 2011, at the age of 64. He had braved a battle with cancer for the last two years.
While not a competitive piper, he was an immensely popular and well-liked figure on the Scottish solo circuit for more than 40 years. The son of the well known Gold Medallist Jimmy McGregor, Jimmie McGregor was known for his congenial and amiable nature, his love of a good time and a laugh, and his ability to organize piping competitions.
For many years he was the chief steward and piping convener for the Blairgowrie Highland Games, a solo competition that routinely draws more than 30 top-flight competitors, mainly because of its playing conditions and organization.
While the son of a great piper, Jimmie McGregor only competed around the Scottish games in the late-1970s and early-1980s. Professionally he worked with British Telecom for 40 years, working his way from a position as an engineer to finishing as a senior manager.
The funeral is scheduled for 11 am on Tuesday, November 1st, at Blairgowrie Parish Church, Blairgowrie.
On behalf of the world’s pipers and drummers, we extend our sympathies to Jimmie McGregor’s survivors and his myriad friends around the world at this sad time.