Christmas: There Rang a Bell

| December 21, 2016

Some While Ago Rutherglen Town Hall (Lanarkshire) was first built in 1862 and after falling into disrepair was reopened in 2005 following a £12.5 million refurbishment. For some it may be a familiar landmark and for the Richardson family, whose son James is commemorated on the nearby Rutherglen War Memorial, the town hall was a landmark […]


| January 15, 2015

Remember to Breathe What is leadership I ask myself? Where can I go to find it? Who has it? Do I have it? With some recent exploration into these very questions I find that leadership is truly in each one of us. It may be in that person whose vision allows everyone to make it their […]

Final Message from the Front

| October 8, 2014

I find myself working late into the night on the Pipes of War film project. As the 7th of October 2014 becomes the 8th my mind ponders what Jimmy must have been thinking 98 years ago this very night.  Only  a few hours earlier he would have “implored the Commanding Officer with tears in his eyes” for […]

The Canadian Scottish at Kitcheners’ Wood

| January 6, 2012

Two years after the “Terrific Drive” by the Canadians in April 1915, Frank Dadd composed this sketch. The fact that this was done so long after attests to the significance of that event in the war. In fact it was a major event in history. It marked the first significant use of poison gas as […]

16th Battalion Badges -Getting it right –

| February 25, 2011

Below appear a few of the authentic WWI issued 16th Battalion badges in Dale’s collection. In an effort to ensure the authenticity of this film in every aspect, Dale has graciously lent these originals to the production from which exact copies will be struck. Pipe Major McGuire has also been generous in lending an original Lennox tartan bag cover and ribbons from that period.

I wish to publicly thank them both here.

For these men, whose lives have been lived honoring the proud traditions of the 16th Battalion, there is no compromise. They understand the need to ‘get it right.’