Ex-Lichtie passes pipes back to band

Arbroath piper Danny Fleming (left), now based in Grimsby, is pictured donating a set of pipes to the British Legion Band on Saturday morning. The instrument was received by piping novice Steven Dunbar and Pipe Major Stephen Russell.
Arbroath piper Danny Fleming (left), now based in Grimsby, is pictured donating a set of pipes to the British Legion Band on Saturday morning. The instrument was received by piping novice Steven Dunbar and Pipe Major Stephen Russell.

Arbroath piper, Danny Fleming, piped on the teams at Gayfield on

Saturday with his son Logan, who was mascot for the day.

Danny Fleming, who now lives in Cleethorpes serving as a police officer with Humberside Police, came back to his hometown on Saturday to hand over the pipes.

Arbroath piper Danny Fleming, now based in Grimsby, Piped on the teams at Gayfield on Saturday with his nephew Logan Fleming as mascot for the day.

Arbroath piper Danny Fleming, now based in Grimsby, Piped on the teams at Gayfield on Saturday with his nephew Logan Fleming as mascot for the day.

He said: “I started playing the bagpipes in the Arbroath Royal British Legion (RBLS) band at the age of 10. At 13 I realised I wanted to join the army and left at 16 to join up.”

The Arbroath RBLS received Danny at the Legion clubroom on Helen Street, where he presented the instrument to piping novice Steven Dunbar and Pipe Major Stephen Russell.

He said: “I had a set of pipes I wanted to donate. Any youngster who is keen to learn will be able to do so on this set and decide if they want to progress and keep going.”

A keen Red Lichtie, Danny also took to the pitch at Gayfield to pipe on Arbroath FC and Berwick Rangers.

“It was a great day. My son Logan (11), really enjoyed being mascot and playing both teams out was a privilege.

“We were looked after so well and fingers crossed for the play-offs.”

Danny showed his pride in his heritage by donning a Red Lichtie tartan kilt, playing Arbroath FC bagpipes and wearing an Arbroath FC sporran.

“Fabulous sporran makers Janet Eagleton and son Marcus make balls into sporrans.

“This one features the club badge, five gold tassels with maroon and white on them. It is really nice!”