My very first pipe band. Just look for the best-looking youngster in the picture and you will have found me !
This was a boys band in Aberdeen in 1946 - just after the end of World War II. My brother Douglas had been a drummer in the band, but was killed during the war in a shooting accident on the rifle range, aged 15 years.
Sadly, most of the players have passed on, but I still keep in regular touch with one of them by Email.
Incidentally, more than a few of the tunes and settings currently in our repertoire have their origins in this group !