The Eagle Pipers held their annual general meeting last Tuesday. There was no change to officer bearer positions with Douglas Gardiner, Craig Robertson, Alan McGhee and Euan Anderson retaining their positions as President, Secretary, Treasurer and Pipe Major respectively. The committee was pared down to one with Peter McCalister remaining and Jenny Hazzard, Colin MacLellan and Nil Michael stranding down.
Post AGM it was time for a quick tune and practice for our first visitors of the year, The Royal Scottish Pipers’ Society, who are our guests on Tuesday 19thMarch.
On another note Palle Ankerstjerne Schjerning from Denmark, dropped us an email about the late great Bob Brown, composer of The 8th Argylls Crossing The River Po, who was a member of the Eagles and regular attender back in the day at the West End Hotel. Attached was a batch of his music that included a 6/8 march written in memory of the boxer Ken Buchanan (The Pride of Scotland) who, in 1970, travelled to Puerto Rico to fight Ismael Laguna for the world lightweight belt. Buchanan won on a decision after 15 rounds. In 1971 he defended his title against Ruben Navarro and became the undisputed world lightweight champion. He was from Edinburgh, born in 1945.
Callum Watson takes on John Dew this Sunday in the Guards KO competition.16.00hrs at the Club.