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Practical Pipers Society

Our small Society was formed in 1986 in the Broughty Castle Masonic Rooms in Broughty Ferry, Dundee.

    From our very earliest of days, we only had the founding member of Gordon and Valerie Rogers. Within days we added the names of Richard Smith (Mains of Fintry Pipe Band), John Ogilvie (Dundee Police), Colin Rusk (Blairgowrie, Rattray & District).

    Our picture above even includes Graeme Beattie (ex Bucksburn) on Bass, with Ronald Hastie electing to play on this occasion his first instrument, Side Drum.

    Through time a large number of pipers and learners have been part of our Society and these included, Neil Myles, Alistair Robertson, Allan Young, Gordon Barton, Gregor Colville, Rob Hooganhout, Ronald Hastie, Harry Beattie, Gordon Bruce, Frank Sheppard, Val Smernicki, Johnny Norrie, Jamie McDonald, Ross McDonald, Tom Watson, Jason Bedford, Dennis Arnott, and many more.

    Now you might ask, “What do they get from it?”  Mainly, fellowship, but we always add tuition, encouragement, advice and lots of fun.  

    During the time that this site has been running, it has become a venue of interest for Pipers and Drummers not only from around the Dundee, Perth and Angus, but also from much farther afield. We now have input from U.S.A., Canada, Australia and more recently Hong Kong.

    For this reason , I have included photos of people and bands, old and new around Dundee etc., and have linked this with locals who have travelled far and wide.

    If you can help to identify people and places, simply sit down and have a go. You will find your ammunition in the “Archives”.

1997
The Society came together as a band to celebrate the 200th birthday of Carnoustie town

This site is the news vehicle of The Practical Pipers Society, based in Carnoustie, Scotland.

    During the time that the site has been running, it has become a venue of interest for Pipers and Drummers not only from around the Dundee, Perth and Angus area, but from much farther afield. We now have input from Canada, Australia and more recently, Hong Kong.

     For this reason I have included photos of people, bands, old and new from around the Dundee, Perth and Angus area, and have even been able to link in with locals who have travelled far and wide.

     you can help to identify people and place, simply sit down and have a go. You will find your ammunition in the "Archives and Photos".


PLEASE CHECK OUT THE INDEX OF BANDS IN THE SAME AREA, AS THERE ARE LOADS OF BANDS ALL NEEDING TO HAVE THEIR DETAILS MADE KNOWN


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