Tag: Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Pipes and Drums of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards playing in George Square Glasgow, August 2014. Photo: © Brian Playfair.

Blue Bonnets to Amazing Grace

Blue Bonnets to Amazing Grace – the origins of the Pipes and Drums of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards By Andrew S. Gardiner During a televised programme of an Edinburgh Tattoo broadcast, there were occasional close-up shots of drummers in bearskins, overalls and spurs, highlighting the presence of the Royal […]

Alisdair McLaren: Ten years after

Alisdair McLaren: Ten years after

It’s been a quite a decade. I took over as Director of the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland (NYPBoS) in 2009 shortly after moving to Scotland from Australia. Ten years later, I’m looking forward at marking that decade with an NYPBoS concert on February 8 in Edinburgh at the […]