It has come to our attention that two of our number from the past have passed on.
George McKendrick was a piper in the City of Glasgow Police Pipe Band until he left to emigrate to Canada at the end of the sixties decade. He was decent player and competed along with the Band during a few successful years under PM Angus MacDonald and Ronald Lawrie. We thank Ronald his son for informing us,
“My name is Ronald MacKendrick, My Father George Mckendrick was a member of the Glasgow Police, and the Glasgow Police Pipe Band between 1958 to 1967, I believe. He played in many championships with Angus McDonald. and Ian Mclellan. He had many friends in the band which he maintained contact through the years, as well as visiting back to Scotland while playing with the Worcester Kiltie Pipe Band, here in Massachusetts in the United States. He always loved the Glasgow Police and the Pipe Band, I know he would want me to try to let you know, and maybe let some of his bandmates know of his passing. He passed on January 1st peacefully, and unexpectedly. Thank You for your time and assistance. Ron MacKendrick.”
Former Police piper Murdo McDonald of the “ Gaelic Rank “ passed away and his funeral is on Thursday 5 February at Jonathon Harveys Undertakers 244 Anniesland Rd at 1000hrs and therafter to Dalnottar Cemetery Clydebank for 1100hrs.
Murdo served during the 50/60/70’s era and always had a decent ear and a good pipe. He was also known for his work on the gaelic media, acting and singing and taught other pipers highland dancing to augment the pipe band music at various gigs home and abroad.
We acknowledge their contribution to the reputation and history of the Band