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The Clan Scotia Pipe Band

The Clan Scotia Pipe Band was formed in the fall of 1975 and competed for the first time in April 1976.
The band dtarted in Grade 4 and gradually made it to Grade 2 (which wouldn't win Grade 4 by today's standards).
The band competed games throughout MB and SK. In those days, SK had 5-7 contests: Moose Jaw Ceilidh (April), Moose Jaw Kinsmen Band Festival (May), Saltcoats Highland Games (June), St. Andrew's Highland Games (Wapella, July), and Regina Highland Festival (Sept.) Saskatoon had some events then too, and for about 10 years had an excellent games on Sunday of the May long weekend.
The Clan Scotia Pipe Band

The bass drum logo. Bass drummer is Russ McKnight, and behind is L/D Brenda [Dunbar] Main.
Selkirk Highland Games - 1977

The band's trip were mostly to Highland Games in Manitoba. Here the band poses in frot of the Red River in the Selkirk grounds.

[L-R] Don Ross (dark glasses), Ken Clemence, Iain MacDonald (P/M), Garth Neel [Garth won the Marches at the Northern Meeting in 1977], Beth England, Doug Sinclair, Betty Anne McDougall, Ric Clemence, Bonnie Durnford, Allan Ireland (L/D, back), Dan McDougall, Sandy Smith (P/Sgt).

Clan Scotia Pipe Band
[Regina Highland Festival, September 1979]

The Clan Scotia Pipe Band travelled to the Denver Highland Games in 1981,
where they competed in the Grade 2 competition, and some band members played solos.

[L-R]: Brenda Dunbar, Allan Ireland [beard], Louise Durnford, Dan McDougall, Iain MacDonald, Don Ross [behind],
Bonnie Durnford, Rob McDougall, Ken Clemence, Russ McKnight. Kneeling in front: Dou and Betty Anne Sinclair.

Photo: Iain MacDonald

Clan Scotia Pipe Band Burns Night - January 1980

The Clan Scotia Pipe Band organized a number of Burns Nights in Regina, with an attendance of about 200 people.
This one was held in Holy Rosary Cathedral Hall.
Band members visible are [L-R]: Iain MacDonald, Kathy Felstrom, Louise Durnford, Ken Clemence, Betty Anne Sinclair (P/Sgt).
2nd Row: Barbara McDougall (not visible), Sheldon McLeod, Rob McDougall, Eileen Dunbar.

Clan Scotia Pipe Band
[Denver, CO, 1981]

The Clan Scotia Pipe Band travelled to the Denver Highland Games in 1981,
where they competed in the Grade 2 competition, and some band members played solos.

Back row [L-R]: Doug Sinclair, Ian MacIntosh, Dan McDougall (L/D), Rob McDougall, Sheldon McLeod, Ken Clemence, Russ McKnight.
Kneeling [L-R]: Arlene Clemence, Brenda Dunbar, Eileen Dundar, Barbara McDougall, Terry McNamee, Betty Anne Sinclair (P/M), Kathy Felstrom.

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Clan Scotia Pipe Band
[Saskatchewan Pipe Band Championships - September, 1982]

The band competed throughout the 1982 season in Grade 2. Front row pipers in this photo are Iain MacDonald, Mary Ann Houston, Sheldon McLeod, Ken Clemence and Betty Anne Sinclair.

Clan Scotia Pipe Band
[Clan Scotia Indoor Contest - 1983]

The band organized a couple of indoor contests. The first one was trios only, and this contest was an indoor event with trios and mini bands. This ebvent featured Ed Neigh [Ontario] and Blair Brown [MB] as adjudicators, and following the contest, there was a recital and ceilidh.

The mini band that day was [L-R around cricle]: L/D Dan McDougall, Arlene Clemence, Terry McNamee (bass), Barbara McDougall, Gale Russell, Doug Lammer, Iain MacDonald.

Clan Scotia Pipe Band
[Radville parade - 1983]

This is a photo of the band's last performance. The band played in the Radville 75th anniversary parade, and had a social weekend out in the country.

Things never really got together after that, and the band ceased operations shortly after. Band equipoment was later donated to The Regina Scottish Pipe Band, a group organized by John and Margaret Wilson.

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