Greater Glasgow Police Pipe Band have today issued the following statement:
Greater Glasgow Police Pipe Band – Iain MacPherson new P/M
‘Greater Glasgow Police Pipe band announce a change in leadership with Pipe Major Duncan Nicholson swapping roles with Pipe Sergeant Iain MacPherson.
‘Duncan [pictured above left leading the band this season] has led the band for five years, assisted by Iain, and their guidance of the band in partnership with leading drummer Eric Ward has brought significant success. Duncan’s production of the band’s highly acclaimed 2014 Pre-Worlds concert ‘Ceolry ’ was a milestone achievement and Iain will be able to draw on Duncan’s creative influence moving forward.
‘Iain MacPherson, originally from Benbecula, has been a mainstay of the band in recent seasons having enjoyed significant previous success with Strathclyde Police Pipe Band.
‘Band Manager, Inspector Niall West, commented: ‘Duncan has been an extremely committed and influential Pipe Major whose musical and personal attributes have been deservedly recognised not only across the wider pipe band scene and beyond, but also, significantly, by his peers in Grade One. Current circumstances create an opportunity for the band to take further steps forward through Iain’s leadership. His vast experience, eye for detail and personal drive will assist him greatly in this. Significant musical and technical developments are already ongoing involving Iain, Eric, Duncan and others and we are all looking forward to enhancing the band’s long standing reputation.’