George Sharp has announced his resignation as Pipe Major of the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service Pipe Band, with immediate effect.
In a meeting with the band members on Wednesday the 3rd of December George announced his intention to step down as Pipe Major.
The Scottish Fire & Rescue Service Pipe Band are, therefore, currently looking for a replacement PM with Pipe Sergeant Alasdair Brown taking over the reigns on an interim basis.
Any interest in the role of Pipe Major should be directed in the first instance to:
Next years band Ceilidh has been booked !!!!
The place: Cowcaddens Fire Station.
The date: Saturday the 2nd of May.
As most of you will know it was a great night this year so keep the date free in your diary and get all your friends and family along for a fabulous night out.
2015 Major Championship dates and locations:
British Championships – May 30th at Meadow Park, Bathgate
United Kingdom Championships – June 13th at Belfast
European Championships – June 27th at Grant Park Forres
Scottish championships – July 25th at Levengrove Park, Dumbarton
World Championships – August 15th at Glasgow Green, Glasgow
* The World Championship event will be confirmed as a 1 or 2 day event after a meeting to discuss the feedback of the 2 day event this year
As mentioned on Monday evening below are the details for the trip to Belfast.
Friday 13th June
Pick up: Cowcaddens
Pick up at Bellfield Interchange, Kilmarnock @ approx 16:00
Ferry Depart : 19:30
Ferry Arrive : 21:45
Ivanhoe Hotel and Inn
556 Saintfield Road
Belfast, N. Ireland
Phone Number: +44 (0)28 9081 2240
Sat 14th June
Breakfast between: 8:00 – 9:00
Leaving Hotel: 10:45 / 11:00
Ferry Depart: 23:30
Ferry Arrive: 01:52
Anticipate being back at Cowcaddens at approx 04:00 / 04:30 on Sunday 15th June.
Grade 2 – Final
01 14:00 Torphichen and Bathgate
02 14:09 Dumbarton and District
03 14:18 Bleary and District
04 14:27 Buchan Peterson
05 14:36 Aughintober
06 14:45 Lomond and Clyde
07 14:54 Arklow – Eire
08 15:03 Manorcunningham – Eire
09 15:12 Police Service of Northern Ireland Pipes and Drums
10 15:21 The Glasgow Skye Association
11 15:30 Mackenzie Caledonian
12 15:39 Scottish Fire and Rescue Services Pipe Band
John (Ian) Wood
The Scottish Fire & Rescue Services Pipe Band will be holding a Ceilidh to kick off what promises to be a great season of piping contests up and down the country.
Now the big questions
When ? – Saturday 26th April 2014
Where ? – Cowcaddens Fire station, 91-123 Port Dundas Rd, Glasgow, G4 0ES
How Much ? – Ticket price: Ā£10
Time ? – 7:30 – Late
Not only have we managed to acquire such a unique venue to hold the ceilidh, we have also managed to secure the internationally travelled sensational Iain Armstrong Ceilidh band who will be ensuring that your toes will be tapping and you feet dancing till the wee small hours. There will be a well stocked bar run by the Pipe Band so a City Centre Ceilidh without the City Centre prices !!!! What more could you ask for.
So get the date in your diary, dig out your dancing shoes and come along to such a unique venue and get ready for what, I am sure, will be quite an unforgettable night