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Grampian Police Pipe Band

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Aberdeen City Police Pipe Band was formed in October 1907, by a small group of Policemen who saved part of their wages to equip the band with basic uniforms and instruments. Since then, the Band has had a long and proud tradition of playing at events and competitions throughout the world and has become a particular favourite with the people of the north-east of Scotland.

The Band originally wore the ‘Hunting Gordon’ tartan, clearly identifying itself with its strong north-east roots. However, in 1965, a new uniform was chosen and since that time the Band has worn the Black Stewart tartan. On formal occasions the Band used to wear a full military style uniform of black doublets, tartan plaids and feather bonnets though now they can be seen wearing jackets and waistcoats with glengarries for engagements and in competition.

In 1975, regionalisation of the Scottish Police Service resulted in Aberdeen City Police and the Scottish North Eastern Counties Constabulary merging to form Grampian Police. This necessitated a change of name for the Band which has since been known by its present title of the ‘Grampian Police Pipe Band’.

The Band continues to perform regularly throughout Scotland at Highland Games, Competitions as well as both Community and Police events. In addition, the Band has made regular television appearances during the past few years including live and recorded Hogmanay shows and an appearance on the internationally highly acclaimed BBC television drama series, ‘Monarch of the Glen’.

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  • mcdodgy

    how did you lot end up with a music page on this site (no offense just a bit surprised)

    19 Jun 2008 Reply

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