Gordon MacIntyre Funeral details

I can confirm that Gordon’s funeral is to be held at Linn Crematorium on

Thursday 7th July at 1pm.

I’m sure the family (and Gordon as an Ex Company Captain), would be very grateful to have as many Ex-Members as possible who are available to attend.

(36) 214th Pipe Band c1957 – St Andrews Halls – Lewis and Harris Concert Front row: Alex M MacIver, Charlie Grindley, Gordon Ferguson, Alex Rae, Gordon MacIntyre. Rear: Robert Wallace, Lawson Callaghan, John MacDougall, George Robertson, Andy Hosie, Robin Hunter, Joe Noble, Jim Hamilton, Frank Hopson, Hughie Davidson

Gordon can be seen in this photo (no(36) on website) on far right.

For details about Linn Crematorium click here

Gordon MacIntyre

I am sorry to advise that Gordon MacIntyre (82) passed away peacefully in the early hours of the morning yesterday, Sunday 26th June 2022. Gordon had been in hospital after a long illness.

Gordon served the 214BB as both boy and man, holding the Captaincy in 1961-1963, after Bob Ferguson.

Captain Gordon MacIntyre
Ex Members Reunion 2009

Always the 214 stalwart Gordon was always willing to help in any way he could.

He also served as a Committee member and Treasurer of the Ex Members Association for a great number of years.

We all send our condolences to his wife of 57 years, Margaret (nee Burns, who was also a ‘Gordon Parker’) and the rest of the family at this sad time.

Funeral details to follow

Alex MacIver piping recital

The long-awaited piping recital of Alex M MacIver’s tunes by Pipe Major Roddy Macleod will be held next month in Balallan.

P/M Roddy MacLeod MBE

Event organisers were forced to postpone the proceedings – originally planned for 2020 – twice due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The recital will be held on Friday, June 24th 2022 in the Community Hub in Balallan.

It is a fitting tribute to Alex MacIver’s legacy as both he and Roddy have connections to the Lochs area of Lewis.

The piping recital has been planned by The Lewis and Harris Piping Society in conjunction with the Kinloch Historical Society.

P/M Alex M MacIver

Finlay Drynan

Sorry to say that Finlay Drynan passed away on Friday 6th May 2022.

Don Glass our Chairman, who was Finlay’s best man at his and Isobel’s wedding, advises he hadn’t been too well lately and reckons he would have been 73 or 74.

214 Band Dumfries 1963 – Alex MacIver, Malky MacKenzie, Alastair Ross, Jim Marshall, Don Glass, Willie Law, Kenny Cape, Tommy Yeoman, Gordon Medlow, Dougy Elmslie, Finlay Drynan & Stuart Hunter

Finlay’s funeral is to be held at 2.30pm on Monday the 23rd May 2022 at Dalnottar.

Thereafter at Willowbank Bowling Club just off Byres Road.

Finlay and Isobel were ex members of The Glasgow Hebridean Choir and sang at many a Mod over the years.

I in fact remember being on a Choir trip with them to the Isle of Man, back in the late eighties early nineties.

Finlay singing on the Mod program on tv when they won the Men’s competition.

Click this link to see their performance.


Finlay Drynan

We all send our condolences to Isobel and the family at this sad time.

Reunion 2022

Everyone we have an email for should have received an invitation to this years Annual Reunion which will be held on Friday 11th March 2022.

Those who have replied we Thank You.

Can I please remind those that have not replied to get back to us asap, as this affects the number of letters that we have to post out to the membership.

Save the Associations funds by replying now.

Lachlan funeral details

Lachlan’s funeral will be held on Monday 29th November 2021, Dalnottar Crematorium, Clydebank at 10.30am.

I would expect there will be a good turn out for our Ex Captain and 214 stalwart.

We hope that those who can attend, will do so and wear their 214 ties.

Lachlan May

Sorry to have to advise you all that Lachlan passed away on Tuesday morning 2nd November 2021 at the age of 71.

Lachlan reporting at the Annual reunion in 2009

Lachlan was a dedicated 214 man, having served as an officer in both the Lifeboys (Junior Section) and as Captain in the Company from 1979-1984.

Lachlan (2nd left back row) and all the 214 BB Lifeboy Staff in 1968 at Chrissie Rowan’s retirement.

He served on the Ex-Members Association on the Committee, also as Secretary & Chairman.

Lachlan advised me recently, he had completed 57 years in 214 service as man and boy.

Lachlan fronting the Company at the Annual Inspection in 1983 (BB Centenary year)
at St Thomas Aquinas Secondary School.

I personally have a lot of great memories of Lachlan, having been in the Lifeboys/Junior section and also served as an Officer during his Captaincy.

He recently recalled all his 214 history to me, which I will publish on the website when the time is right.

Details of his funeral will be posted once known.

(Family will be coming up from down South, so finding accommodation may be problematic while COP26 is going on in Glasgow.)

Meanwhile, we all send our condolences to his wife Anne, their children Kenneth, Kirsty, Donald and all the family.

October refreshment & reminisce

Friday night saw another great online catch up.

All the stories coming out about Whiteinch, Pipe Bands, Football, Inspections, The Staff, The Ministers, Gordon Park, Jordanvale, Camps, Parades, Squads and much more.

Some of the ‘Boys’!

Great to see all the faces and hear the stories.

We are hoping we get back to normal in March 2022 but who knows what Covid position we’ll be in by then.

I’m sure we’ll catch up anyway somehow.