Mother and son in Remembrance Day parade in Banchory

A mother-and-son combination appeared for the first time in the pipe bands leading the Remembrance Day ceremonies in Banchory.

Mother-and-son piping duo Jip and Jack Andrew
Mother-and-son piping duo Jip and Jack Andrew

Twelve-year-old Jack Andrew, pupil at Banchory Academy, and his mother, Dutch-born Jip, played their pipes in the second row of the combined pipe bands of Banchory and Grampian District.

The occasion proved a matter for some family celebration, for Jock and Jip only took up the pipes a year ago.

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The combined bands, led by Pipe-Major Graham McKay of Grampian District Pipe Band, played well together, and were complemented on their turn-out.

The combined band of Banchory and Grampian District.
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Young Jack admitted to being very proud in being in the bands leading the parade.

For Jip, the pipes represent an additional instrument, for she already plays the cello.

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Gordon Casely, Jip Andrew and Jack Andrew (Photos: Janet McPherson)
Banchory pipers Jack Andrew, his mother Jip Andrew, and Gordon Casely