Director of Scottish Programs
Iain is the Pipe Band Director at Dunedin High School, Dunedin Middle School, Director of Piping for the City of Dunedin and current Pipe Major of the Grade 2 City of Dunedin Pipe Band. Iain holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the State University of NY Buffalo. Iain began piping at age ten, and enrolled in his first pipe band, Niagara District Pipe Band (Canada) at the Grade 2 level. Iain served with the 78th Fraser Highlanders Pipe Band (Grade 1) in Toronto, Canada for 23 years, and was Pipe Sergeant for the last 5 years. The band achieved North American Champion, US Open Champion and Canadian Champion Supreme on numerous occasions, and in 1987, was crowned World Pipe Band Champions, making them the first overseas pipe band to win this title. From 2005 to 2011 Iain played with The House of Edgar Shotts and Dykehead Pipe Band, Scotland. During this time, Iain contributed to achieving British Champions, Cowal Champions, Champion of Champions and World Pipe Band Champions. Under Iain’s direction, the DHS Grade 4 Pipe Band has earned the title of EUSPBA Champion in the State of Florida during the 2013 and 2014 competition season. In 2016, the City of Dunedin Grade 2 won the North American Championship in Canada. In 2017 they won the American Championships in Virginia and 4th in the World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland . Iain and his wife Moira own and operate Lothian Kilt Rentals and Bagpipe Supplies (formerly The British Shop), a family business established in 1965. The store is located on Main Street in Dunedin, where they cater to everything bagpipes and Scottish attire.