News

Covid-19: Please note that on Monday 16 March 2020 the Directors took the decision that face to face meetings and events were to be suspended forthwith.

However, Practice Evenings have resumed, using on-line conference media. These take place on Tuesday evenings from 19:30.

The First House Dinner, on Monday 23 November 2020 from 19:30, and the Piobaireachd Seminar, on Saturday 05 December 2020 from 11:00, will take place using on-line conference media, also.

 

Annual Business Meeting.

The Annual Business Meeting took place on Monday 05 October 2020, using an Internet Conference Call Program.

 

Gold Medal

The Club is delighted to have received from Robert Baker of Australia the gift of the Gold Medal presented to Pipe Major JHB Livingston of the Glasgow High School Pipe Band in April, 1922. The medal was given for first place in the March, Strathspey and Reel competition.

 

The death in Elgin of Former Club President Coll Findlay occurred on 24 July 2020.

 

Here is the Summer Letter from the Club President: Download here (.pdf)

 

The First House Dinner took place on Monday 18 November 2019

The Piobaireachd Seminar was held on 06-08 December 2019

The Second House Dinner took place on Monday 10 February 2020

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The At Home took place on 28 February 2020

Opportunities to dig out the no.1 kilt outfits and ball gowns are getting sadly scarce these days so it was a great pleasure on Friday 28th February to see 115 members and their guests in all their finery at our annual “At Home” ball in the Glasgow Marriott Hotel.

Club Vice President Hamish MacLeod was our host for the evening and, after leading a grand march and dance (accompanied by members of our pipe band), he welcomed us and we sat down to a splendid meal. Arthur Bruce, Scottish Opera’s current Emerging Artist, sang the Selkirk Grace.

Club Piper John Wilson treated us to a selection of immaculately crafted tunes. Then it was over to the Ian Muir sound to take the stage and start us into our programme of country dances. After the first few dances Pipe Major James Beaton marched the club pipe band onto the floor and they gave us a selection of tunes, allowing the appreciative audience a chance to regain their breath while enjoying the uplifting and unforgettable spectacle of a pipe band in full flow.

   4/4 March:              Peter Mackenzie Warren and The Banks of Loch Ard
   Slow Air:                 The Glasgow Highland Club
   2/4 March:              Donald MacLellan of Rothesay
   Strathspey & Reel: The Caledonian Canal and The Sound of Sleat
   6/8 Marches:          Ballochyle and the Glendaruel Highlanders (Club Tune)
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Country dancing took over for the rest of the evening, and was enjoyed by dancers of all ages and abilities. Thanks to Iain Smith’s excellent refresher session a week before the main event, even the less knowledgeable dancers among us felt confident enough to take part in almost all the dances and didn’t give away too many free kicks around the box, to use a footballing analogy.

The newly refurbished function suite at the Marriott was a most convivial and fitting venue for this prestigious event, and we look forward to enjoying their hospitality again on February 26th, 2021

J Trevor Watson.

The Annual Lecture took place in the Art Club on Thursday 12 March 2020

Saints in Space: Glasgow University’s Gilbert Marcus demonstrated how the occurrence of hagiotoponyms in Scotland may be used in determining probable delineation of territories in times past.

Away Weekend 24-26 April 2020

The weekend was to have been held at the Royal Dunkeld Hotel. Golf was to have been played on the journey on Friday, and on the Saturday there was to have been walking and golf, with dinner in the evening. The Club intends to make similar arrangements for the 2021 event.

E-mail:  bookings@royaldunkeld.co.uk
Tel:  01350 727322.

Visit to the Royal Scottish Pipers’ Society: Friday 29 May 2020

This event was cancelled also.

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