Malcolm.D.D. Robertson has played the instrument he loves for 52 years, and he is intent on sharing Scottish music culture and traditions with as many people as possible.
Joining the Black Watch (R.H.R) at the age of 15, he came under the wing of P/M John Allen
(Queen’s Own Highlanders) at Junior Soldiers Depot at Aberdeen (Bridge of Don)
From there he joined the 1st Battalion Black Watch Pipes& Drums, and played under P/M James Anderson (AKA The Big Un) and P/M Allen Dippie, he traveled extensively over the period he was in the Black Watch, tours of the USA, Canada, Mexico, South Korea, Hong Kong, Philippines and New Zealand.
Playing his beloved bagpipes for the Royal Family and other world dignitaries and performing as a member of the Pipes & Drums in The Edinburgh Tattoo and the Remembrance Parade in the Albert Hall as well as many others.
On leaving the armed forces he has continued to play and teach, passing on the knowledge and expertise
in Houghton-Le-Spring Pipe Band here in the North East of England;
of which his father was the founding Pipe Major some 48yrs ago
Malcolm was Pipemajor of the band until December 2016 and continues to teach developing pipers.