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Stephen is a Registered Nurse and hails from Arbroath on the East coast of Scotland. He started learning pipes at the age of 7 with the Arbroath Royal British Legion Scotland Pipe Band. As well as competing with the band he also had tuition from Rita Stewart and Anne Spalding for juvenile solo competitions.
Since leaving home at 18 he has competed with MacKenzie Caledonian, Strathclyde Fire and Rescue, and The Vale Of Athol Grade 1. A brief return from solo 'retirement' in 2009, Stephen achieved a 3rd in the Grade 1 MSR at the Foothills Highland Games in Calgary.
In 2011 Stephen returned to Arbroath, then took over the reigns as Pipe Major in 2012. The 2015 season saw the band finish top 3 in Grade 4A, including being crowned British Champions. The band has now been upgraded into 3B for 2016.
Stephen works as an Offshore Medic, and looks forward to the challenges of playing with the DOWCO Triumph Street Pipe Band.