Today, the fourth instalment of our history of Scottish regiments and their pipers and bands continues with a look at the Seaforth Highlanders, The Royal Scots and the Kings Own Scottish Borderers.
Our picture above shows Daniel Laidlaw VC of the KOSB playing at the Battle of Loos during WW1 in defiance of enemy fire. Amazingly Laidlaw survived and became a national hero on his return home. His pipes can still be seen at the KOSB Museum in Berwick on Tweed.
The Royal Scottish Pipers’ Society are staging what is sure to be an outstanding evening of quality piping with a recital tomorrow night in the Edinburgh Academy, Henderson Row, Edinburgh, from 7.30pm. Tickets at the door. The line-up features Sarah Muir, Fred Morrison (pictured top) and the current Glenfiddich Champion Stuart Liddell, pipe major of Inveraray and District Pipe Band. Get along early for what is sure to be a sell-out concert. Part of Fred’s performance will include the celebrated piobaireachd Lament for the Children.
The South Florida Pipe and Drum Academy have held their first planning meeting for the 2016 school. Dates will probably be end of February rather than March as this year. As a result of the success of the 2015 school, new piping and bass and tenor drumming tutors will be added to the faculty.