Band Meets New Honorary President
During a recent practice session Members of Grampian Police Scotland Pipe Band were introduced to their new Honorary President, Temporary Superintendent Richard Craig.
Richard spent an enjoyable couple of hours meeting with all the Members and had lengthy chats with Pipe Major Pamela Whyte and Leading Drummer Mike Haggart. Prior to his departure the Band impressed Richard by playing some of the music that will form part of the 2018 Competition Sets.
Richard commented, “I feel truly privileged to be the Band’s new Honorary President. The Pipe Band has been a highly valued and integral part of the Police Service in the north east of Scotland for over 110 years. Such rich heritage is irreplaceable and simply must be preserved. I am so very pleased to find that the Band is currently in such good heart. As I develop a full appreciation of the Band’s requirements, I intend to proactively support. There is no doubt the north east public enjoy seeing and hearing their top quality Police Pipe Band. I shall be doing my utmost to ensure Grampian Police Scotland Pipe Band continues to progress positively”.
The Band’s past Honorary President, George MacDonald was promoted to the rank of Chief Superintendent during 2017. He is now based in Inverness and has overall responsibility for Policing across the north of Scotland. During his tenure as Honorary President, George was an extremely enthusiastic supporter of the Band. The entire Band is indebted to George for his efforts and wish him well in his new position.
The photographs, taken by the Band Photographer Duncan Rennie, show:
- Richard Craig in the company of the Band Members in attendance at the Practice.
- Richard Craig listens intently while the Band performs.