A few members have advised me of the passing of Jim Hardie.
Robert Wallace has blogged on his piping press website that
“The death has been reported in Victoria, British Columbia, of James Hardie son of the famous pipe major RG Hardie. James was 63.“
Click here to read the full pipingpress article.
Jim who was a very successful solo player, played in the 214 band at the same time as Dougy McColl, Robert McQuillan, Iain Morrison etc…
Jim Hardie at Cowal 1972 with his winning solo trophies, he would have played in the band 1970-73 roughly.
214th Glasgow Company Pipe Band at ‘Cabaret’ playing in the Concert Hall, Glasgow 1971.
Back Row:- Gus MacLennan, Kenny Hamilton, Ronnie Elmslie, Dougy McColl, Martin Gilfillan, Captain Bob Alderdice.
Middle Row:-Frank Gilfillan, Iain MacDonald, PM Alex MacIver, Jim Hardie, David Duncan, Iain Morrison.
Front Row:- Kenny MacLeod, John MacLennan, Robert McQuillan, Eoin Ashford.
Jim tuning up at Cowal 1971.
Jim won the first ever Silver medal at the Northern Meeting in 1979.
The 214 Ex Members all send their condolences to Jim’s family at this sad time.