In 2017 we celebrate the Bands 70th Anniversary. The Bucksburn & District Pipe Band was officially founded in November 1947. The Band’s founding members shared the experiences of different campaigns in World War II as Gordon Highlanders and some as prisoners of war. The Bands first engagement took place at the time of its founding when four Pipers – James S Brown, David C Duncan, William Maitland and George Cruickshank – led the Bucksburn British Legion Armistice Parade in November 1947. The British Legion Hall was also the venue where the first formal meeting of the Band took place on 8 February 1948.
We are starting the commemorative celebrations with a Dinner and Dance to be held in Aberdeen on the 18th March for past and present players and wider members of the Band.
70th Anniversary Sponsors to include:
A2 + B
Davidson Smith Partnership
Jim Walton Plumbing and Heating
Neil Selbie and Co
Simply Self Storage
The Douglas Hotel