Tag: Pipe Major Donald MacLeod

Famous pipers: Roderick MacDonald

Famous pipers: Roderick MacDonald

Roderick MacDonaldwas born on South Uist in 1901. He was a member of Glasgow City Police Pipe Band from 1923 to 1956. He served under two Pipe Majors, Willie Gray, then the famous John MacDonald, his brother. At the Argyllshire Gathering, Roderick won the March in 1928, the Strathspey and […]

Famous pipers: Peter Bain

Famous pipers: Peter Bain

Peter Bain was a prominent piper and judge of the post-war era. Taught his piping by William MacDonald, Lairg, Peter joined the Scots Guards in 1927 and was appointed Pipe Major of the Holding Batt. in 1941 then the 4th Batt. In 1944-45 he was Pipe Major of the 2nd […]

Finlay Johnston wins P.M. Donald MacLeod Memorial

Finlay Johnston wins P.M. Donald MacLeod Memorial

The 26th annual P.M. Donald MacLeod Memorial Invitational Solo Piping Competition was won by Finlay Johnston. The contest, held in tribute to the Lewis-born master piper and composer, took place today in the Caladh Inn, Stornoway in front of a packed house. The contest was, as ever, organised by the […]