Published: June 09, 2020

Another leadership change for Glasgow Police as Henderson becomes P-M

Only a few months after re-appointing Duncan Nicholson as pipe-major, the Grade 1 Glasgow Police have made Ewan Henderson the band’s new leader.

Henderson had recently resigned as pipe-major of the Grade 1 Glasgow Skye Association, when he left along with Lead-Drummer Arthur Cook, who retired from competition.

The Glasgow Police move was made official on June 9th, following some discussion within the band.

Henderson, who is a chief inspector with Police Scotland, commented, “It’s been a smooth and well-managed transition, and I’m grateful for all Duncan and everyone at the Police Band’s support.”

“I fully support the appointment of Ewan Henderson as pipe-major of the band and look forward to working with him in the future,” Nicholson said.

Nicholson, a constable with the police force, had been asked to take over as pipe-major in February of this year after Alisdair McLaren decided in January to return to his native Australia. McLaren subsequently became pipe-major of the Grade 1 Western Australia Police Pipe Band.

Both McLaren and Nicholson did not take the Glasgow Police into competition under their recent tenures. Nicholson had been pipe-major of the band for several years before giving way to Iain MacPherson. MacPherson left the band after the 2019 season due to personal reasons.

The Glasgow Police now have a Henderson in both leadership roles. David Henderson is the band’s lead-drummer.

The Glasgow Police are the world’s oldest civilian pipe band.

 


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