Thistle Piping are delighted to announce and welcome Pipe Major Drew Sinclair to the Thistle Piping team.
Born and raised in Newtonmore, Drew became interested in pipe bands at an early age after seeing such bands as Glasgow and Edinburgh City Police and Muirhead and Sons performing at the local Games.
In 1973 Drew started to learn to play the pipes under the watchful eye of gold medallist John McDougall, followed on by Dr Kenneth A MacKay, a founder member of the College of Piping.
In 1976 Drew joined the Grantown and District Pipe Band (which later became Strathspey RBL) he received further instruction and guidance under Pipe Major’s Ian (Foregan) Fraser and John McIntosh. In 1983 he joined the Grampian Police Force and subsequently signed up with the Pipe Band in 1986.
In 1989 he was appointed Pipe Sergeant under PM Mike Murray, a post he held for some 8 years. Then in 1997 he was appointed to his present role as Pipe Major of the Grampian Police Pipe Band.
Drew is a very experienced Piper and Pipe Major and has performed at high profile events all over the world. We’re delighted to have Drew on board. If you’d like to book Drew for your event or any of the team, drop us an email.