Roddy MacLeod, P-M Michael Gray Receive MBEs

Published: June 30, 2003
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Roddy MacLeod of Cumbernauld, Scotland, and Pipe-Major Michael Gray of the 1st Battalion The Highlanders, have been made Members of the British Empire (MBE) for “services to piping” in Queen Elizabeth II’s Birthday Honours.

MacLeod is the principal of the National Piping Centre in Glasgow, and is one the world’s great competition solo pipers. He also is Pipe-Major of the Grade 1 ScottishPower Pipe Band of Glasgow.

Gray has been a career army piper and has won many awards for solo piping.

Last year, Bob Shephard of Fife, Scotland, received the same accolade. Other pipers who have received official recognition from Buckingham Palace include Pipe-Major Angus MacDonald, Pipe-Major Donald MacLeod, and John D. Burgess.

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