L&C secures new leadership
The Grade 2 Lomond & Clyde Pipe Band of Clydebank, Scotland, which saw its Pipe-Major, Paul Warren, and Lead-Drummer, Les Galbraith, depart in early-September, have secured two news members to take on the top spots, pending formal approval at the band’s annual general meeting on October 2nd.
David Wotherspoon will be made Pipe-Major and Allan Craig will take on the Lead-Drummer position.
Wotherspoon comes from the House of Edgar-Shotts & Dykehead, and was Pipe-Major of the now defunct Grade 1 City of Glasgow Pipe Band in the 1990s. He also led the Grade 2 Dunoon Argyll Pipe Band. Craig has been a member of the Grade 1 ScottishPower Pipe Band, Glasgow Skye, and Dumbarton, as well as for a very brief spell, Shotts & Dykehead.
Lomond & Clyde Vice-Chairman Scott Smart said, “Obviously the band is excited by these appointments and will be working hard towards the competing season in 2009.”
Commenting on Wotherspoon’s departure, House of Edgar-Shotts & Dykehead Pipe Major Robert Mathieson said, “David has always wanted to go back to pipe-majoring. In fact, he joined Shotts as an interim stay while he got sorted out and was possibly going to take a P-M position. His ‘interim stay’ lasted eight seasons, bagging quite a few championship wins with several beers and happy memories along the way. I am grateful for his efforts and service during these times and look forward to hearing his new band. Good luck, Davy; catch you in the beer tent.’
It was also reported that David Ogilvie, thought by some to be a candidate for the pipe-major position, has resigned from Lomond & Clyde.