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Wasn’t it great to se the Wall Street Journal – of all people – taking an interest in pipe bands with their comprehensive story on band numbers yesterday? And it wasn’t because the reporter concerned played in a band either. In the best traditions of good journalism he had picked up the story from someone, did his research and produced a balanced article as a result. It was the same with…

History: The Late John MacDougall and his Family's 150 Years of Piping

We are grateful to the Aberdeen Evening Express newspaper for publishing the family history of one of the most gifted pipers of the post-WW2 era, the late John MacDougall. The paper reveals interesting details about John’s past and how the family tradition is being carried on. It is headlined ‘Piping Through the Ages’. The above picture shows John MacDougall as a boy piping with his father in the Bucksburn Pipe Band….