The Thistle - An E-Newsletter of Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia

Pipe Band 70th Anniversary

On Saturday, 12 August the Scotch College Pipe Band will be celebrating its 70th anniversary. To commemorate this occasion, family and friends are invited to attend an informal Sundowner to be held from 5.00pm to 7.00pm in the Dickinson Centre. Please join us for an enjoyable evening with canapes, drinks and entertainment performed by past and present Pipe Band members.

To purchase your tickets please visit the Scotch website - and click on the 'Book a Scotch Event' icon. Tickets are $48 for adults and include a commemorative wine glass.

First photograph of the Pipe Band taken in 1948

The Scotch College Pipe Band was established in 1947 and paraded for the first time, with 8 pipers and 5 drummers, in 1948. From its inception the piping and drumming was of a very high standard under the tuition of Pipe Major Lewis MacLennan.

The Band has competed with distinction in numerous WA Pipe Band Association competitions over the years, and many of its members have had significant success in solo competitions, in both piping and drumming. The Pipe Band now under the leadership of Pipe Master, Craig Bailey has 82 members and undertakes many public and charity performances each year, enjoying well-earned respect and popularity within the wider community. Recently 30 members of the Scotch College Pipe Band performed in Canada at the Royal Nova Scotia Military Tattoo.

The Pipe Band will be running the annual Manure Drive on September 2 2017. A link for orders will be available shortly.

Mrs Margaret Shine
Pipe Band Parent Support Group