Martin Lowe, OBE
It is with sadness that we report the death of Dr. Martin Lowe, OBE, on October 9, 2011, after a brief illness with pancreatic cancer.
While not a top-flight piper, Lowe was very involved with the Scottish piping community and was Honourary Secretary and Honourary Pipe-Major of the Royal Scottish Pipers Society and served on the Board of Directors of the National Piping Centre.
As a director with the National Piping Centre he helped to establish the degree in piping program with the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, the first of its kind in the United Kingdom.
Martin Lowe received an Order of the British Empire in 2002 for “services to higher education” in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
He was also involved with the Lowland Pipers Society, as well as a trustee for the East Lothian Pipes & Drums Trust, an organization set up in 2007 to Our main aim is to give youth in East Lothian the opportunity to learn the Highland pipes and pipe band drums.
The funeral is expected to be during the week of October 17.
We extend our sympathies to Martin Lowe’s family and friends at this sad time.