Pipe band Burns Night-4[7884]All  members of the Grampian Police Scotland Pipe Band have been practising exceptionally hard during the winter months in an effort to built upon the encouraging competition results that were achieved last year.  To provide some social time away from the hard graft of practising, our Bass Drummer and Burns enthusiast Malcolm Whyte proposed the Band organise a Burns Ceilidh.  The event, which was very well attended, was held within the comfortable surroundings of Newhills Bowling Club, Bucksburn, on Saturday, 24th February.  It was an superb occasion with everyone wholeheartedly participating and thoroughly enjoying themselves.


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The first half of the evening took the form of a traditional Burns Supper.  All of the Burns inputs, along with the haggis and accompanying fare, were of exceptional quality.  Malcolm’s rendition of Tam o’ Shanter was especially memorable.






Pipe band Burns Night-6[7886]This was followed by the Pipe Band performing a few sets and our multi-talented Tenor Drummer Jemma Massie giving a short Highland Dancing display.  The entertainment for the later stages of the evening was provided by a truly superb Ceilidh Band with which our Piper, Ailidh Nealgrove is a lead musician.  Proof of this was the dance floor was always full until ‘it was time to call it a day’ – indeed a good night was had by all!!

The photographs show:

  1. Pipe Major Pamela Whyte presenting her ‘Reply to the Toast to the Lassies’, during which a few egos were deflated!!
  2. Malcolm Whyte giving 100% effort during his delivery of Tam o’ Shanter.
  3. Jemma Massie during her excellent Highland Dancing performance.


(The photographs that accompany this article were taken by the Band’s photographer, Duncan Rennie of ‘The Travelling Cooper Photography)