03rd Feb, 2020
Further to his appointment in November as Piping Instructor, we are delighted to announce Gary Nimmo’s additional appointment to the role of Pipe Major of our Grade 4 band. Gary will be working with Pipe Sergeant Irralee MacNab and Leading Drummer Amy Wilson preparing the band for the forthcoming competition season.
Gary joins as the former Pipe Corporal of the Dowco Triumph Street Pipe Band, and former Pipe Major of the Grade 2 Royal Burgh of Stirling Pipe Band.
Gary said: “After working with the band over the last few months, I am delighted to be taking on this extra responsibility, and being part of a world class teaching organisation. Such community focused groups are absolutely vital for the development of pipers and drummers of the future. Also, after speaking to Mark Stewart about his vision for the Vale of Atholl, it was a very easy decision to be part of it."
Ian Elrick, Chairman of the Vale said: “We are all very excited about this appointment and along with Mark Stewart taking on the Grade 3 that the band has never been in better hands for many years."
As ever, if there are any youngsters in the area who would like to learn the pipes or drums, don’t hesitate to contact us. We have a fantastic tuition programme overseen by Gary and supported by Landrover Experience Scotland. Lessons are FREE and aimed at youngsters aged eight and over.