Pipe Major and Drum Major, c1970


The pipe major's rank is denoted by four chevrons and a crown on his sleeve. He wears the Royal Stewart tartan bestowed on pipers of the Royal Scots since 1933. The drum major has the same mace as the one carried in Pipes and Drums 1933 with the efigy of St Andrew's martyrdom on the top. He has the glengarry instead of the discontinued kilmarnock bonnet. His doublet is blue and he wears Hunting Stewart tartan trews. Both men have the officers' type of thistle collar badge instead of the other ranks version. They are soldiers of the 1st Battalion and they are at the gate of Edinburgh Castle.


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by Stephen Luscombe