Thistle Piping are delighted to congratulate our Piper Stuart Robertson on his promotion to Pipe Major.
Stuart has been attached with the Ellon Pipe Band for many years and last year was appointed to Pipe Sergeant, a role which he handled extremely well, so much so, that in March this year (2012), he was appointed Pipe Major of the Band. Stuart, age 20, tutored by Julie Brinklow (Thistle Piping), has enjoyed several sucesses on the solo circuit and in 2006 even featured on BBC Radio Scotlands “Pipeline” aged just 15, giving an outstanding solo performance – something to be very proud of as this show features the most versatile and highly regarded pipers.
I wish Stuart every sucess at his Pipe Major-ship. It’s a fantastic oportunity for him and I know he will gain valuable experiences in this role that will further his expertise. I think the Ellon Pipe Band will do very well under Stuart and it’s great to see the mantle back with a Robertson after the 30 years that his relative Drew Robertson held the position” (J.Brinklow)