On Tuesday 26th February the Master of Lodge Scotia No.178 Bro. Graeme Young Presented Bro. Robert Burnside with a plaque to commemorate his 45 years service as Lodge Scotia's Piper.
Robert was Initiated into Lodge Scotia No.178 in 1974 and was installed as the Lodge Piper in the same year. Robert Piped in his very 1st Master Bro. Thomas Madden in December 1974 and every other Master since then.
He was also ever present to pipe in Provincial Grand Lodge on every occasion that they attended the lodge.
Due to ill health Robert has reluctantly had to Retire from Piping and put the pipes away which will be a sad loss to the Lodge.
He was awarded Honorary Provincial Grand Piper in 2009 by the then Provincial Grand Master William Gilmour.
Bro. Robert playing his selection at one of the 44 Burns suppers that he attended in Lodge Scotia