Published: October 03, 2014

Ewan Henderson elected Glasgow Skye pipe-major

Ewan Henderson as a member of the Strathclyde Police Pipe Band, with the 2006 European Championship trophy.

After a search that started in the middle of the summer competition season, the Grade 2 Glasgow Skye Association Pipe Band of Scotland has elected Ewan Henderson as its new pipe-major. Henderson replaces Kenny MacLeod, who announced his plan in July to leave the post following the 2014 World Championships.

Henderson was elected ion a band vote on the night of October 2nd, and comes to Glasgow Skye from the Grade 1 Greater Glasgow Police Scotland Pipe Band, to which he returned in 2013. He previously was with the band (then named the Strathclyde Police) from 1998 until 2010, and served as pipe-sergeant under then Pipe-Major Donald MacKay.

Henderson is originally from Yorkshire, England, and was pipe-major of the Grade 2 Williamwood Pipe Band of Glasgow from 2010 to 2013.

“The band members are delighted with the appointment and everyone is keen to see the progress that is made under the new leadership,” said Glasgow Skye Treasurer Dougie Orr. “This is an exciting time for the Skye and it is hoped that under his leadership, the Band can now move forward on a positive footing.”

Orr added that those interested in joining the band are welcome to contact him via the group’s website.

Glasgow Skye is one of the world’s more established pipe bands, competing mostly in Grade 2, but rising to Grade 1 status several times in its history.

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