A&D would like to announce the appointment of new Pipe Sergeant Hayden Pullan, replacing Isaac Turner, who has been a pillar of strength in the role over the last 5 years.
Hayden returned to the band last season after spending a year in Scotland playing for Johnstone Pipe Band. He showed great enthusiasm and willingness to share his experience and exposure to the UK scene and we felt it was the right time to acknowledge his contributions and legitimise his seniority within the band with this appointment.
Isaac has been immense in his leadership and support of the band and its leaders over the past 5 years and is now looking forward to taking a step back in terms of seniority and focus on his work with our highly successful development pod.
Isaac remains an integral member of the band and recently established an internal trophy which is awarded to those who contribute a minimum of 20 years service to the band. Of note, there are 3 current members who have achieved this honour – ex-long serving PS John ‘Code’ Russell, Craig Malcolm Stirling, and this past season current PC Richard Bateman completed his 20th consecutive year in A&D.