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BREAKING NEWS

SHOTTS APPOINTS NEW PIPE MAJOR

Shotts & Dykehead Pipe Band is delighted to announce that Emmett Conway has been appointed as Pipe Major with effect from November, 2018.

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Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band is one of the most successful and celebrated pipe bands in history. 16-time winners of the RSPBA World Pipe Band Championships, Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia has been an institution in the pipe band world for over a century. The band is led by Pipe Major Ryan Canning and Drum Major Andrew Lawson, and is based in Shotts, Scotland.

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SDCPB Juvenile Solo Championships 2018

Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band and North Lanarkshire Council regret to announce that due to a clash of dates and lack of available alternative dates during the months of November and December, we have decided to postpone our annual Junior Solo Championship until early next year.

We had booked the venue for the 17th November, however due to that fact that the Scots Guards have announced their junior competition will be held on the same date, we have decided to postpone ours to make this more convenient for all involved.

The ethos behind our competition is to provide as many junior competitors with as much quality competing time as possible, and with that in mind this decision was taken to avoid either competition suffering from a reduced number of entries and provide the opportunity for entrants to participate in both competitions.

We regret any disappointment or inconvenience that this may cause but we will endeavour to secure the best possible date early in the new year.
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Shotts Appoints New Pipe Major

Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band is delighted to announce that Emmett Conway has been appointed as Pipe Major with effect from November, 2018.

Emmett has spent the last 6 years playing in New Zealand Police Pipe Band with the last 4 years serving as Pipe Major. Prior to this, Emmett played with the Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band for around seven years where he gained invaluable experience from Pipe Major Richard Parkes MBE.

Emmett, aged 26, is the second piper from the FMM ranks to move to Shotts as Pipe Major as he follows his former band colleague Pipe Major Ryan Canning after Ryan announced he was stepping down.

Shotts Chairman, Ewan McAllister said, “We are all excited to welcome Emmett to the band to continue and strengthen the band's position and reputation that Ryan re-established when he joined in 2012.”

Pipe Major Ryan Canning commented, "Whilst there have been rumours circulating over the past two months, it is indeed true that I have decided to leave Shotts and step away from piping for a period of time. I am sad to be leaving the band but have given it many months of thought and know it’s the correct decision for me at this time. That said, I am delighted that Emmett has accepted the band’s offer to become the new PM. I’ve known Emmett for many years and can think of few people better equipped to take Shotts forward. Knowing that the band is in safe hands is incredibly important to me, and I look forward to seeing it develop further under Emmett and Andrew’s leadership."

Andrew Lawson said, "I'd like to thank Ryan for his incredible efforts and everything he has given to the band. I'm also very grateful for the opportunity he gave me to lead the drum corps. The band will continue the great work that Ryan started, and Emmett is the best possible person to take on the role of Shotts Pipe Major.
We're all very happy to welcome Emmett to the band and are looking forward to getting to work, taking Shotts from strength to strength for 2019 and beyond."

Emmett said, "I am absolutely honoured to be taking on the role of Pipe Major of Shotts and Dykehead. I was delighted when Ryan approached me about taking on the position. Shotts and Dykehead is a legendary institution steeped in history, one that I am thrilled to now be a part of. Ryan will be a hard act to follow. He has built a youthful, talented band that I can’t wait to be amongst. I look forward to working with Andrew and the driven, dynamic Shotts team to build on the band's many past successes and to keep moving forward. We have begun planning for 2019 and music selection has already started.

With this move comes my departure from the New Zealand Police. I will be very sad to leave the band as we were more than just a band, we were a family. However, I know they will be left in good hands as the band’s committee have put positive plans in place for my replacement. I can’t thank the entire New Zealand Police organisation enough for the opportunity they have given me. It is with a very heavy heart that I leave them and their beautiful country. I wish Angus and the whole team all the best in the future and have no doubt the band will continue to grow musically with great success!"
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Shotts Appoints New Pipe Major

Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band is delighted to announce that Emmett Conway has been appointed as Pipe Major with effect from November, 2018.

Emmett has spent the last 6 years playing in New Zealand Police Pipe Band with the last 4 years serving as Pipe Major. Prior to this, Emmett played with the Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band for around seven years where he gained invaluable experience from Pipe Major Richard Parkes MBE.

Emmett, aged 26, is the second piper from the FMM ranks to move to Shotts as Pipe Major as he follows his former band colleague Pipe Major Ryan Canning after Ryan announced he was stepping down.

Shotts Chairman, Ewan McAllister said, “We are all excited to welcome Emmett to the band to continue and strengthen the bands position and reputation that Ryan re-established when he joined in 2012.”

Pipe Major Ryan Canning commented, Whilst there have been rumours circulating over the past two months, it is indeed true that I have decided to leave Shotts and step away from piping for a period of time. I am sad to be leaving the band but have given it many months of thought and know it’s the correct decision for me at this time. That said, I am delighted that Emmett has accepted the band’s offer to become the new PM. I’ve known Emmett for many years and can think of few people better equipped to take Shotts forward. Knowing that the band is in safe hands is incredibly important to me, and I look forward to seeing it develop further under Emmett and Andrew’s leadership.

Andrew Lawson said, Id like to thank Ryan for his incredible efforts and everything he has given to the band. Im also very grateful for the opportunity he gave me to lead the drum corps. The band will continue the great work that Ryan started, and Emmett is the best possible person to take on the role of Shotts Pipe Major.
Were all very happy to welcome Emmett to the band and are looking forward to getting to work, taking Shotts from strength to strength for 2019 and beyond.

Emmett said, I am absolutely honoured to be taking on the role of Pipe Major of Shotts and Dykehead. I was delighted when Ryan approached me about taking on the position. Shotts and Dykehead is a legendary institution steeped in history, one that I am thrilled to now be a part of. Ryan will be a hard act to follow. He has built a youthful, talented band that I can’t wait to be amongst. I look forward to working with Andrew and the driven, dynamic Shotts team to build on the bands many past successes and to keep moving forward. We have begun planning for 2019 and music selection has already started.

With this move comes my departure from the New Zealand Police. I will be very sad to leave the band as we were more than just a band, we were a family. However, I know they will be left in good hands as the band’s committee have put positive plans in place for my replacement. I can’t thank the entire New Zealand Police organisation enough for the opportunity they have given me. It is with a very heavy heart that I leave them and their beautiful country. I wish Angus and the whole team all the best in the future and have no doubt the band will continue to grow musically with great success!

 

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Our best wishes to our friend Emmett in his new role!

Congratulations Emmett, who would think that a wee lad from up the road would step into the role once held by John and Tom Macalister. Well done I bet Charlie's proud.

Congrats Emmett, great opportunity for you, well done and all the best with Shotts for the future. Well done on your leading the Police, you made a big impact on our movement, thank you.

Congrats and all the best Emmett, you have not only done an awesome job with the NZPPB as PM, but you have represented the NZ Police as a role model. Go well 👍

Congratulations Emmett , You have done a fantastic job in a very short with the NZ Police . All the very best in your new position as PM.

On yourself lad all the best for the future!

Fantastic appointment M delighted for you, and the experience from New Zealand will be of great benefit now. You'll get on fantastic.

Congratulations Emmett Conway ! I'll be grabbing another interview with you soon !

Congratulation Emmett great news! At least you are closer to home & won’t be jet lagged each time you fly home 😂👍❤️😘🎉!!!

Great news Emmett, wish you all the best

BIG news day all round! Congratulations Emmett on the new PM role at Shotts. Great job with the NZ Police. All the best going forward.

Congratulations Emmett. Looking forward to following Shott’s performances under your leadership. Exciting times

A perfect press release. Congratulations to Emmet on your appointment to Ryan on a remarkable time in the hot seat. Best of luck to you all and to the bands - 2019 will be an exciting year!

Congratulations Emmett. Sure the family will be delighted to have you back ❤️❤️

All Emmet it is a great achievement for yourself for the hard work you have put in over the years best of luck

Congratulations well Deserved.

Congratulations and all the best

Great news Emmett wishing you all the very best with Shotts xx

Congratulations mate on your Appointment at shotts. Good luck.

Congratulations Emmett Conway All the very best for the future.

Amazing! Congratulations Emmett Conway! You'll do a super job!

Wish you all the very best buddy, Emmett, I'm sure you're success to date will continue in your new role

Congratulations on behalf of all in the Canterbury Caledonian Society Pipe Band, and thanks for your contribution to piping and pipe bands in New Zealand 🇳🇿️

All the very best Emmett! You've done some amazing work in NZ and should be very proud of your achievements.

A very big congratulations Emmett Conway on your new journey in piping wishing you every success for the future

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