September 29, 2015

Major Andy Potter, Cadet Executive Officer of The Black Watch Battalion ACF based at Queen’s Barracks, Perth, had the honour of being invited to play for Her Majesty The Queen at the second Ghillies Ball of 2015 at Balmoral.

The invitation came courtesy of the current Sovereign’s Piper, Pipe Major (WO1) David Rodgers, Irish Guards.

Pipers play for The Queen prior to the Ghillies Ball during an intimate private dinner for the Royal Family. Thereafter, they play as The Queen enters the Great Hall for the Ball.

The other piper (right) is Andy’s brother, Pipe Major (WO1 retd) Derek Potter RVM, who was the 13th Sovereign’s Piper from 2008-2013.