David Wilton takes command of Lomond & Clyde
David Wilton has been appointed pipe-major of the Grade 2 Lomond & Clyde Pipe Band of Clydeband, Scotland, taking over from interim leader Alisdair Tennant, who had taken over after the departure of David Wotherspoon
Wilton comes with a wealth of top-grade experience at a still very young age. Last year he competed with the Grade 1 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel), and pre
viously was with the Grade 1 ScottishPower for several years. And, before that, the now defunct Grade 2 Clan Gregor and Drambuie-Kirkliston pipe bands.
“After lengthy discussions with the band’s management committee Lomond & Clyde is delighted to announce the appointment of David Wilton as pipe-major,” said band chairman Fraser Sergeant. “Ensuring the right person for the job has always been a key priority for the band and we are delighted that David has accepted the post.”
Wilton said that the well-known former Grade 1 band pipe-major Don Bradford will continue with Lomond & Clyde as the band`s musical director, and Allan Craig continues as leading-drummer.
Sergeant added that the band continues to recruit and invites anyone interested in joining to contact the band.
David Wilton is also a top-flight solo piper and a former Adult World Champion Highland Dancer.
Lomond & Clyde competed only at the five RSPBA major championships in 2015, finishing as high as third in Grade 2 at the British. The band finished sixth at the World’s.