Category Archives: Social Happenings

Reflections on 2019

2019 began with bagpipes, dancing and camaraderie and looks set to depart in a similar manner. There have been huge changes to the social fabric of the band with new characters arriving and some well loved friends departing. I’m told this is the way in the world of Pipe Bands, it’s transitory and people move between bands looking for something fresh.

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Dancing in the Dark

The autumn fancy dress ceilidh has drifted further towards the back of the year and morphed into the Christmas ceilidh. Dress kilts and posh frocks is just another form of fancy dress after all. Although the Unelected Social Committee are constantly beavering away at the fund raising this is a ‘Social’, dancing taking precedence over raffling. 

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Live Piping in Glasgow

Everyone should take a weeks holiday in their home town. It’s amazing the things you see when you aren’t rushing along head down with places to be. It’s a real eye opener to see Glasgow as a tourist; the splendid architecture and friendly people, the spectacle and drama a big city and the concerned folk talking to street sleepers. Even the Polis seemed friendly.

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Drones over Ardrossan

The watching of weather apps on phones becomes compulsive on the run up to a Highland Games and the forecast for Sunday the wetth of June wasn’t looking good but as the week drove on the expected gloom stayed in England. There was a lot of searching for capes and general resignation of damp to follow.

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