Tag: Shotts & Dykehead Pipe Band

Cowal cancelled; virtual event planned

Cowal cancelled; virtual event planned

For the second year running, Cowal Highland Gathering (CHG) has been cancelled. The Board met today and took the decision in light of the continuing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. CHG chairman, Ronnie Cairns said: “This was the announcement no-one wanted to make, but in order to protect the safety of competitors, […]

Pipe Major J. K. McAllister and Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia.

How Shotts won and lost the Worlds – on the same day!

In 2010 Shotts and Dykehead Pipe Band marked its 100th anniversary. In the Piping Times of April that year, the band’s then Pipe Major, Robert Mathieson told the following story about one of the band’s great Pipe Majors, John K. McAllister. By Robert Mathieson It was Saturday, June 25, the […]