Sunday, June 15, 2008
Vale Jim Cottnam
Sunday evening 15th June.
I have just received a call (5pm) from David Cottnam telling me of the death of his father Jim - an old stalwart piper and bass drummer in our band, and composer of the tune "Blairbegg" which has been continuously in our repertoire for many years.
He died on Saturday morning at 2.45 am. He was 66 years old.
The above picture shows Jim in 1983 with his wife (Pat) and family.
Jim was a native of Ayrshire in Scotland. His sons, Colin and David, played pipes in our band, and his other son, Robert, played drums.
He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. I have passed on the condolences of our band members, and we will have at least a couple of pipers at the funeral on Thursday.