April 30, 2010

National Piping Centre makes Boyd new Development Officer

Glasgow’s National Piping Centre completed its two-month search for a Development Officer and has settled on Andrea Boyd for the role. Boyd replaces Megan Canning, who resigned from the position in February in order to pursue a career working with the charity, Ripple Africa, as its UK Project Manager.

The Development Officer position will see Boyd working on fundraising and sponsorship activities for the Piping Centre. She will work with the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland, as well Piping Live! and the renewal campaign for the Centre’s Highland Library and Museum of Piping.

“We are delighted to have Andrea Boyd join our staff,” said Roddy MacLeod, director of the National Piping Centre. “She brings with her some excellent skills given her background in financial management, events management, the media and fundraising. This allied to her bright personality, a passion for piping and a wide knowledge of the piping scene makes her a perfect fit for this job.”

“I am looking forward to overcoming the challenges of raising money in this current economic climate, and to bringing benefit to the variety of musical and educational initiatives at the Piping Centre,” Boyd commented.

Originally from Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Boyd has lived in the Scotland for the past five years and has enjoyed success on the Scottish solo piping circuit, including the Silver Medal for piobaireachd at the Argyllshire Gathering in 2008.  She is also a member of the Grade 1 St. Laurence O’Toole Pipe Band.

Boyd left a role at the Glasgow College of Piping to take the job at the National Piping Centre.




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