Sign the “Save Strathclyde Police Pipe Band” Petition

February 18, 2009 on 7:48 pm by Michael Grey | In Music, News, Pipe Bands, Stories | 6 Comments

From the land of brilliant thinkers like David Hume and Adam Smith we’re shocked yet again with another indescribably dunderheaded idea – and this within a week of last week’s judge-banning mess.  The narrow, inward-looking leadership of Strathclyde Police service, as most now know, have decided it makes jolly good sense for the fine people of Glasgow – and Scotland - to rip the heart out of one of the country’s greatest living cultural assets, the Strathclyde Police Pipe Band.

The Glasgow Herald story is here. 

There are some especially infuriating tid-bits courtesy of Rab Wallace’s blog.

You can sign the petition here.

We’re bombarded daily with severely rotten mainstream news; we sure don’t need this crap.

Long Live the Strathclyde Police Pipe Band! 



  1. What a kick in the balls this is….
    The FB “Save the Strathclyde Police Pipe Band” is well over 1000 as of this morning. It will be sent into the Police HQ soon.

    Comment by Sean Mc — February 19, 2009 #

  2. Good luck, Sean. I’m sure the band, especially, appreciate your efforts. M.

    Comment by mike — February 19, 2009 #

  3. According the P|D the StrathPol hierarchy have already bowed to the obvious pressure (perhaps from the Glasgow City Council and Scottish MPs?) and they can continue competing. We’ll see how it all washes out, but that news is promising!

    Comment by srmdrummer — February 19, 2009 #

  4. Well said, Stephen.

    Btw, I do hope you and yours were well away from the recent wild fires in Victoria.


    Comment by mike — February 20, 2009 #

  5. People power at its best on this issue I would guess Mike! Long Live Strathclyde!
    Thanks for your wishes on the bushfires here in Victoria. The Golden City Band didn’t compete a couple of weeks back because the fires got to within a couple of kilometres of the city centre. Unfortunately my workplace (school) has been affected by loss of life in past families and total property loss. Although we were/are not directly near in Ballarat, some of my colleagues were off to fight the fires as volunteers fire fighters in local brigades. So There are few in the state who have remained totally unaffected in some way or other. Your concerns are appreciated Mike.

    Comment by srmdrummer — February 20, 2009 #

  6. Stephen – glad to hear you’re safe and sound. M.

    Comment by mike — February 24, 2009 #

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