January 31, 2000

Lothian & Borders Police Add All-Stars to Pipe Section

The Lothian & Borders Police Pipe Band, relegated to Grade 2 after the 1999 season, have added three top pipers to the band, thus raising the prospect of remaining in Grade 1.

New pipers joining the band are Iain Speirs, Donald MacBride, and Gregor Speirs, all soloists who compete on the world stage. MacBride and Iain Speirs have both won prizes in the Highland Society of London Gold Medal competitions.

The band has asked the RSPBA to reconsider the band’s relegation, since it has a new Pipe Major (Colin MacLellan), Leading Drummer (Arthur Cooke), and several other players with established band and solo credentials, including Jenny Hazzard, formerly with the 78th Fraser Highlanders.


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