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Police Scotland Fife Pipe Band

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Established  2007
Pipe major  Douglas Murray
Tartan  Carnegie
Location  Fife, Scotland
Drum sergeant  Mick O'Neill
Grade  1
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Members  John Park, Cameron Morrison, Michael O'Neill
Similar  Inveraray & District Pipe Band, St Laurence O'Toole P, Field Marshal Montgom, ScottishPower Pipe Band, Shotts and Dykehead Caledoni

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The Police Scotland Fife Pipe Band is a Grade 1 pipe band from Fife in Scotland, established in September 2007.


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The band was established in September 2007 as the Fife Constabulary Pipe Band, and was placed in the senior grade by the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association in February the following year. Their first competition, at the Dunbar Highland Games in May 2008, saw them awarded first prize. In August of the same year they made their first appearance at the World Pipe Band Championships and gained entry into the grade one final, having achieved second place among fourteen bands in the morning qualifying round.

The first Pipe Major was James Murray, with Andrew Mathieson starting as Pipe Sergeant, both having left Grade 1 band Shotts and Dykehead. When James Murray announced he was to emigrate to Australia, Mathieson took over as Pipe Major. Douglas Murray became Pipe Major in July 2013 after Andrew Mathieson stepped down, citing time constraints as a result of increasing family commitments and his work with the junior band.

In September 2008 the drum corps was replaced by that of the Clan Gregor Society Pipe Band, resulting in the disbandment of the Clan Gregor band.

Following the merger of Scottish territorial forces and the Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency to form Police Scotland, the band's name was changed from the Fife Constabulary Pipe Band to the Police Scotland Fife Pipe Band.


The band received its first placing in a Major championship when in 2011 it was placed 6th in the Scottish Pipe Band Championships.

In 2012 and 2013, the band was placed mid-table in most of the Major championships.

Pipe Majors

  • James Murray (2007-2011)
  • Andrew Mathieson (2011-2013)
  • Douglas Murray (2013- )
  • Leading Drummers

  • Lee Innes (2007 - 2008)
  • Mick O'Neill (2008- )
  • References

    Police Scotland Fife Pipe Band Wikipedia