Although still only in the first year of his degree in Scottish Music (piping) at the RSAMD, Alasdair is, according to his mentor, a big piping talent ready to burst out in all directions. Currently he is a member of the pipers’ “boy band” TNT (The New Tradition) which recently won a recording contract with Greentrax records.
Alasdair began to learn piping at the age of eleven. He was first taught by his uncle and now he is taught by the renowned Major Gavin Stoddart. He quickly showed huge potential by winning a Mod gold medal and becoming the National Piping Centre overall junior champion and the Scottish Junior Champion.
Alasdair plays with the ScottishPower Pipe Band as well as TNT. In 2007 he won a Danny Kyle Award at Celtic Connections. He is considered to be amongst a handful of the most talented young pipers in Scotland today.
How the Award Helped
The Dewar Arts Award enabled Alasdair to buy a set of Fred Morrison border/reel pipes.