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    Weʼve raised £4,405 to Help fund a memorial bench and garden to remember Pipe Major Mr Iain MacDonald at Kingston park Neilston East Renfrewshire

    Funded on Thursday, 17th September 2020

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    In May we lost one of Neilston's greatest ambassadors, pipe major Mr Iain MacDonald, A gentleman noted in the piping world as being one of Scotland’s greatest ambassadors for piping and culture, !

    A grand accolade for such a grand Gentleman but then,

    Iain was known and respected all around the globe.

    Iain was only 70, He had been in hospital for a few weeks with various health issues, and his untimely death shocked the Family and villagers. he is still sorely missed and his influence in the piping world, now lost, will be felt dearly by many friends and contemporaries.

    The Village gave Iain A grand send off in May, A fantastic turn out (Despite the Covid virus) on every street the cortege passed.

    The Neilston War Memorial would like to commemorate Iain by installing the bespoke Piper memorial bench pictured on the High street in the centre of the Village the big man loved so much, We look to install the commemorative bench, made by Oglivies Kilmarnock and dress the area with a couple of flower beds each side of the bench.

    I have contacted Iain's Family for permission to forward this project, they are very happy with our plan to commemorate Iain in this way.

    Iain took the Neilston Pipe band and the name of our village all around the World, Our Village looks to commemorate and salute Ian's outstanding talent and visionary wisdom.

    If you can spare a pound or two please donate and help us remember this great Man

    Kind Regards


    Secretary Neilston War Memorial association

    A Scottish registered Charity



    Jacqueline Drennan

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      • Katie Cameron

        Katie Cameron

        Sep 10, 2020

        In memory of a lovely man, fantastic idea.


      • Sandra Henderson

        Sandra Henderson

        Sep 6, 2020

        Gentleman x

      • Anonymous


        Sep 5, 2020

      • Graeme


        Sep 5, 2020

        In memory of a Lewisman who brought music to Neilston


      • L Fenn

        L Fenn

        Sep 5, 2020


      • Maria Cairnie

        Maria Cairnie

        Sep 5, 2020

        All the very best in seeing this amazing goal to fruition and thanks to yourself and Matt for keeping the memory of this beautiful man alive for the village that will keep on sharing his love!

      • Joan Scott

        Joan Scott

        Sep 4, 2020

        To a wonderful gentleman and friend x


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