Match report Tuesday 27th September 2016

Two Tunnoch biscuits meet in the street. One says to the other, ‘Where have you been? Not seen you about. The other replies ‘Aye, I’ve been a wafer a while.’


A wee workshop in Cyprus

Fresh from his sojourn to Cyprus the Hon P/M opened the evening with a slow air and a couple of hornpipes, the RS MacDonald composition Gaelic College, St Annes, followed by The Busy Buddy, composed by Bill Livingstone. He then trotted out some small 2/4 marches before ending with two more traditional marches, Hugh Kennedy and The Knightswood Ceilidh.

Next up was Jim Cooper who fished out his old Robertson’s from a very natty pipe carry bag. Jim concluded his spot with Sticky Fingers, The Bells of Dunblane and the jig, The Timepiece.


Jim Cooper

Fresh from his Northern Meeting success in the junior section the PPP was Brodie Watson -Massey. A



break from homework was our gain as he was in fine form on a lovely pipe. To make all us old yins jealous he finished of with the finger challenging The Blue Cloud, composed by Adam Quinn. Hopefully more school pipers will follow Brodie’s example and come along for a tune.

It was nice to welcome Evelyn Hazzard to the fold and Jenny played a few tunes to a very proud mum that included a very nice MSR, John MacDonald of Glencoe/MacBeth’s img_3980Strathspey/ Lochiel’s Away to France.


Tom P.

To round a great evening off Tom Peterkin settled his pipe with a few 6/8s before heading into Millbank Cottage and Abercairney Highlanders.

Pipe Major William Dumbreck, (1866-1935), Royal Scots, from Linlithgow, composed Millbank Cottage. Written in 1887 the tune was dedicated to his sister who had moved in to the newly built ‘Millbank Cottage’ in the neighbouring town of Uphall.


P/M Dumbreck

Tom rounded the night off with a strathspey and reel on his ever-steady set of Glens.

And that was that. The next meeting will be on Tuesday 11th October.


Millbank Cottage

The Society will hold its AGM on Tuesday 22nd November. Further information to follow.

Euan Anderson

Hon P/M




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2 responses to “Match report Tuesday 27th September 2016

  1. Aad Boode

    Do you know when William Dumbreck was Pipe Major in The Royal Scots and which battalion?

    • He joined The 1st Black Watch around 1885. He was not a Pipe Major there. Records would indicate that he may have transferred to the Royal Scots mid 1894? No further info available from the Eagles but the Regiment will have records.

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