Nicholson back as Glasgow Police P.M.


Glasgow Police Pipe Band has appointed Duncan Nicholson as its new Pipe Major. Duncan replaces Alisdair MacLaren who stepped down from the position last month ahead of a return to his native Australia.

A statement released from the band read: “Following the departure of Alisdair McLaren, the band would like to announce that Duncan Nicholson [pictured] will take up the post of Pipe Major.

“Duncan has served previously as Pipe Major of the band and is looking forward to leading the band in the season ahead. The band would like to thank Police Scotland for their [sic] renewed support as well as the Scottish Police Federation who continue to be hugely supportive. Lots to do but a very positive sense of direction now.”

Mallaig-born Nicholson has been a member of the band since 2001 and was appointed Pipe Sergeant in 2008, Pipe Major in 2011 and Pipe Sergeant again in 2015.

It is not clear yet whether Nicholson applied for the post or whether he was asked to take over.