Officials

President Jim Mills
Band MacKenzie Caledonian
Contact Number 01828 686 251 / 07842 563 048
Jim took up post in November 2013. He joined the MacKenzie Pipe Band in 1951 at the age of 10. He clearly remembers his first outing with the band at the Braemar gathering that year. Jim has now been with the band for over 60 years, the last decade as the president of what is now the MacKenzie Caledonian Pipe Band.
Chairman & RSPBA HQ Director Paul McAndrew
Band MacKenzie Caledonian
Contact Number 07980 776387
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Paul has played tenor drum with various bands within the branch over the past 25 years, and now competes with MacKenzie Caledonian Pipe Band. He is a director of the RSPBA nationally.
Vice Chairman Iain Finlay
Band Glenrothes and District 2010
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Secretary Gary Mair
Band Kinross and District
Contact Number 07717 758778
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Gary took over this position on the 21st of November 2010. He is a non-playing member with the Kinross and District Pipe Band and has become involved with the Branch since his son started piping.
Treasurer Irene Black
Band Perth and District
Contact Number 01738 620239
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Irene is a non-playing member with the Perth and District Pipe Band. She lives in Perth, and has been associated with the Branch since 1981 when her daughter started playing the pipes. Irene took over the post of Treasurer in 1995. Irene has been a Compiler with the RSPBA and also compiles at local contests.
Music Board Piping Bruce Cargill
Band Carnoustie and District
Contact Number 07986 451574
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Bruce Started piping with Arbroath Royal British Legion under Pipe Major Willie Dickson. He moved to Montrose Royal British Legion in 1996 under Pipe Major Willie Whyte and then joined the City of Brechin Pipe Band in 1998 where his playing highlights include winning the Grade 4B World Championships in 1998.

Bruce has been a Branch Committee member since 2000 and has held the post of Music Board Rep since 2004.
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Position is currently open, in the meantime please contact Gary Mair for anything web related.
Magazine Craig Black
Band
Contact Number 07855011319
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I started learning at the age of 12 as a bit of a joke with my mum and never really looked back, one of our neighbours taught me initially before I went to Kirriemuir Jubilee Pipe Band for lessons with David MacKenzie. I also had lessons from the late Jimmy Bayne and Walter Drysdale.

I had spells at MacKenzie Caledonian (then called City of Dundee) firstly in the Novice band before moving up to the grade 2 band. I left the branch for a year in 1995 to play with Stonehaven in grade 1 before joining Montrose RBLS in 1996. Following the disbandment of Montrose at the end of 1997 I took over as Pipe Major at Brechin leading the band to the grade 4b World, European and Champion of Champions in 1998. During the first few seasons at City of Brechin I was dual registered and played with Buchan Pipe Band in grade 2 and grade 1.

Highlights of my time at Brechin are the above titles, leading the band to 3 promotions and playing for Her Majesty The Queen in 2004.
Committee Member Gillie McNab
Band Vale of Atholl
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Committee Member Stewart Findlay
Band City of Discovery
Contact Number 07767 020274
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Stewart has been a piper for about 15 years and was taught at the 6th/8th Dundee Boys Brigade Pipe Band by David Marr and also by Ian Duncan at Harris Academy. Stewart joined the City of Discovery Pipe Band at the start of the 2015 season.

Highlights of his piping career include 2nd at the World Championships in 2013 at Grade 4b, 2nd place at the Scottish Championships in 2014 at Grade 3b, winning the European Championships in 2014 at Grade 3b with the 6th/8th Dundee Boys' Brigade Pipe Band and helping to set up the City of Discovery Pipe Band in late 2014.

Stewart has been on the Branch Committee since January 2014
Committee Member Paul Winter
Band Carnoustie and District
Contact Number 07927 052450
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Committee Member Owen Sweeney
Band Edradour Pitlochry and Blair Atholl
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Branch Dates

20 January 18Vale of Atholl Junior Solos
24 February 18MacKenzie Caledonian
 Junior Solos
04 February 18Branch Meeting
11 March 18Branch Meeting
10 March 18Kingdom Thistle Solos
21 April 18Mini Bands and Trios
28 April 18Strathmore Solos
29 April 18Branch Meeting
13 May 18Dundee
20 May 18British Championships
03 June 18Markinch
16 June 18UK Championships
10 June 18Strathmore
23 June 18Lochore
30 June 18European Championships
28 July 18Scottish Championships
10 August 18World Championships
17 August 18World Championships
12 August 18Perth
08 September 18Pitlochry
20 October 18World Solo Drumming
07 October 18Branch Meeting
04 November 18Annual General Meeting
02 December 18Branch Meeting

Contact Us

For all competition entries and registrations please contact branch secretary Gary Mair

Telephone:0771 7758 778
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