September 30, 1999

Robert Wallace takes directorship of College of Piping

Glasgow, Scotland – September 10, 1999 – Robert Wallace, winner of this year’s Clasp at Inverness, has agreed to become Director of the College of Piping in Glasgow, thus ensuring the future of the venerable organization.

Wallace will also assume the editorship of the Piping Times, the publication founded in 1947 by the late Seumas MacNeill.

Since MacNeill’s death in 1994, the college and the magazine have been run by Dugald MacNeill. The college has survived despite the substantial success of the Piping Centre, supported by considerable government and corporate funding.

There will be a transitional period for Wallace to establish himself in the role, with MacNeill assisting with the process.

Wallace’s digest publication, The Piper Press, will cease production, with subscribers being moved to the Piping Times if they desire.


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