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Post by orange_wings on Wed 18 Feb - 23:24:47

Its a sad situation that one of the biggest and best pipe bands in the world have been brought to their knees by two people who, simply, don't care much for the whole 'pipe band scene' without even a second thought about the proud tradition of the band and the history that goes with it they have pulled the plug... Its a sad day, just shows how frail the pipe band world actually is. It's not good news for Grade 1 as a whole as there are hardly any grade 1 bands around as it is. I think the RSPBA should at least try to reason with the Police force. Even if they managed to get a 'new' band together, it would surly be too late to register for this season, not only that but, the guys that are not in the force are pretty screwed as well, lets face it, what player is going to walk in to another grade 1 band and learn 2 selections and 2 MSR's in time for the start of the season? Not many...
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Post by Reid on Wed 18 Feb - 23:55:24

Redneck wrote:Sure is m8, I've sent an e-mail to HQ outlining my thoughts on the matter, not that it'll do any good though.

Don't worry al no be gettin' scooped, it was very diplomatic and no swearwords were used. big grin
What's the email address you sent it too?
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Post by Redneck on Thu 19 Feb - 0:01:36

Well said Peter.
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Post by Piping Connections on Thu 19 Feb - 0:56:00

Redneck wrote:
Piping Connections wrote:http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/strathclyde_police_pipe_band/index.html


sign the petition and get your family to sign it as well

Where's the money goin' da?.....tried da sign 'n they are lookin' paypal?...WTF

naw as soon as you put your name email addy and comment it goes onto the petition - just exit when they ask for cash !!! jeesis your an expert at that when its your roond !!!!!!! laughing laughing laughing laughing laughing laughing laughing laughing
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Post by Redneck on Thu 19 Feb - 11:02:01

veggie affraid Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed
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Post by Redneck on Thu 19 Feb - 11:06:11

Just about to send an e-mail to Lord Laid, Ulster-Scots Society ( big wig ) he can voice his opinion too. Might get a chance to have a wee yarn with 'im on Fri' night at this gig am doin'.
He's a sound guy who loves the pipes, so a Lord on our side would be a good thing.
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Post by Redneck on Thu 19 Feb - 11:22:10

Message sent. Would be interesting to see if any of the e-mails have been answered......mine ain't.
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Post by Redneck on Thu 19 Feb - 12:40:50

Make no mistake. This is a serious move to eliminate the band by people who
have no understanding of the background of the public love of the polis
band. The culture of Scotland is being undermined by this decision
which is not based on knowledge as no reports or meetings or
consultations have been sought. This is not cost based. The band
members have done and are still doing very serious police work the
great majority of its working time with one or two half shifts spent on
practice a week and the rest on police work save for engagements which
over the year form a small percentage of working time and provide great
return in the form of positive feedback for the police image. This is
pure blind prejudice. I would beseech all of you out there to attempt
to save this institution by writing in the strongest terms to the Chief
Constable and MPs and Local government and the Govt of Scotland at
Edinburgh . These people will pass in the night but what has been
destroyed cannot be rebuilt. Had this not happened I would have
predicted a wonderful enhancement of the Competition season by
Strathclyde Police Pipe Band who under DonBradford have put in a very
hard and focused winter's practice with 2 concerts at Frankfurt and
Celtic Connections to set them up as very serious contenders for
honours this year. Get writing NOW before it's too late.

Allan Hamilton

This was written by an ex C.I of the Strathclyde Police. Allan is still a very active follower of the band and done compare at any of the bands engaments.
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Post by Piping Connections on Thu 19 Feb - 14:36:04

Can you believe that the Chief Superintendent now in charge of the
band, someone called Anne McGuire, has been so petty as to strip the
name from the band unit door? Furthermore she has told the band that
they cannot play at the annual outing for disadvantaged kids put on by
the city's taxi drivers. Two pipers will suffice she says.

Taken from College of Piping Blog - just says it all!!!

http://pteditor.blogspot.com/


and here we have the same woman --- is there a theme here ???

http://www.motherwelltimes.co.uk/news/Police-chief-change.3870083.jp
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Post by Robbie.Crow on Thu 19 Feb - 14:53:31

Who the f**k does she think she is. Time to talk to some higher people methinks...
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Post by wee_fee-Fee on Thu 19 Feb - 15:27:05

Piping Connections wrote:Can you believe that the Chief Superintendent now in charge of the
band, someone called Anne McGuire, has been so petty as to strip the
name from the band unit door? Furthermore she has told the band that
they cannot play at the annual outing for disadvantaged kids put on by
the city's taxi drivers. Two pipers will suffice she says.





Taken from College of Piping Blog - just says it all!!!

http://pteditor.blogspot.com/


and here we have the same woman --- is there a theme here ???

http://www.motherwelltimes.co.uk/news/Police-chief-change.3870083.jp

I think so Rich check this out http://www.sundaymail.co.uk/news/scottish-news/2007/10/21/it-s-an-unfair-cop-78057-19984089/
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Post by Reid on Thu 19 Feb - 17:16:25

wee_fee-Fee wrote:
Piping Connections wrote:Can you believe that the Chief Superintendent now in charge of the
band, someone called Anne McGuire, has been so petty as to strip the
name from the band unit door? Furthermore she has told the band that
they cannot play at the annual outing for disadvantaged kids put on by
the city's taxi drivers. Two pipers will suffice she says.





Taken from College of Piping Blog - just says it all!!!

http://pteditor.blogspot.com/


and here we have the same woman --- is there a theme here ???

http://www.motherwelltimes.co.uk/news/Police-chief-change.3870083.jp

I think so Rich check this out [url=http://www.sundaymail.co.uk/news/scottish-news/2007/10/21/it-s-an-unfair-cop-78057-19984089/
http://www.sundaymail.co.uk/news/scottish-news/2007/10/21/it-s-an-unfair-cop-78057-19984089/[/quote[/url]]
Wow, quite the tyrant!
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Post by True_Blue_Piper on Thu 19 Feb - 17:23:40

Don't you just love a good slag-fest........
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Post by Redneck on Thu 19 Feb - 18:14:12

Don't know about a slag fest.............but she sure is a slag a the highest order. Makes Maggie Thatcher look like mother Teresa.
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Post by Robbie.Crow on Thu 19 Feb - 21:58:41

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Post by Piping Connections on Thu 19 Feb - 22:51:59

great news !!!!
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Post by Redneck on Fri 20 Feb - 0:43:47

Yeah, great stuff...........short term fix ???????? or have they seen the errors of their ways ?.
What effect if any is this gonna have on the moral of the band members?........what about wee Eric ?.......did they not gi 'im the boot ?, will he still wanna be lead tip after getting shafted?.

Still a few bridges da span yet I fear, but delighted even though still a bit apprehensive.
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Post by Piping Connections on Fri 20 Feb - 1:20:08

well yeah but its a step in the right direction m8 - will be interested to see what Eric does !!!

we have a vacancy lol
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Post by Redneck on Fri 20 Feb - 1:59:49

True m8, still can't trust 'em after that crap they pulled.
Hope the boys rally round 'n gi 'em the two fingers m8.
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Post by Robbie.Crow on Fri 20 Feb - 2:07:34

Piping Connections wrote:well yeah but its a step in the right direction m8 - will be interested to see what Eric does !!!

we have a vacancy lol
what happened to compass?
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Post by Redneck on Fri 20 Feb - 10:54:28

He got lost................... big grin Suspect laughing
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Post by True_Blue_Piper on Fri 20 Feb - 12:13:16

laughing laughing laughing

officer was he?
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Post by Heilan Mary on Fri 20 Feb - 16:45:50

I was sure I posted on this. Did someone delete it???
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Post by Piping Connections on Fri 20 Feb - 17:01:29

Heilan Mary wrote:I was sure I posted on this. Did someone delete it???

you been on the Gin again ??? laughing laughing laughing laughing laughing
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Post by Reid on Fri 20 Feb - 17:52:23

Heilan Mary wrote:I was sure I posted on this. Did someone delete it???
Can you post it again? Hearing it from Iain was the first time I heard anything.
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