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Famous pipers: Andrew Pitkeathly

Famous pipers: Andrew Pitkeathly

When it comes to conversations about great pipers, Andrew Pitkeathly is sometimes overlooked, particularly by younger pipers today. A military man, he had modest competitive success: he won the Gold Medal at the 1949 Northern Meeting when a young Corporal, the same year in which he joined the Pipe Majors’ […]

Pipe Major John Whyte.

PM John Whyte … the last piper to be killed during WW2

(Post updated with colour photo): Pipe Major John Whyte is thought to be the last piper to be killed during the Second World War. Whyte, from Coupar Angus in Perthshire, was Pipe Major of the 79th (Scottish Horse) Medium Regiment Royal Artillery and was killed in Germany on May 5, […]