Ewan McAllister

Ewan is a past member of Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia from 1978-1989, during which time he won every major championship including the World Pipe Band Championships. Ewan is the son of P/M Tom McAllister Jr. and the grandson of P/M Tom McAllister Sr. making him the...

Marianne Clark

Marianne became involved in 2014 when her children Andrew (piper) and Jenni (tenor drummer) both joined as members. Marianne’s a school administrator for Aberdeenshire Council, based at Laurencekirk Primary, and does the commute to band practices from her home near...

Jim Bruce

Jim first got involved with Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia in 1993 when his sons David (piper) and Sandy (drummer) both joined as members. His son Sandy didn’t stay with Shotts for long, but David stayed on to win three World titles with the band. David is now Pipe...

Sandy Bell

Sandy is a past member of Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia from September 1964-September 1994. He served as the band’s fifth Pipe Major for two years from 1985-1986, and acted as the band’s Chairman from 1996-2015 and Treasurer from 1996-present. As a playing member,...