‘Coming as it does only one month before the start of the season we hope bands will see this as an important opportunity to warm up for the outdoor contests. We have four major Grade 1 bands in our branch: Shotts & Dykehead, Scottish Power, Greater Glasgow Police and Inveraray. If they could support us that would be wonderful and I am sure it would encourage bands in other grades to take part.
Jeannie Campbell of the Scottish Pipers’ Association has sent in a more complete list of their amateur winners from 1931. It is well worth perusing, with historic names such as Donald Ramsay, RG Hardie, Iain MacFadyen, Donald MacPherson and many more right up to the 70s and 80s where we see Patricia Innes (now Henderson), Fred Morrison, Cameron Edgar, Donald MacBride and many others of that era featuring. Read on.