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. The AGM this year was notable for the lack of support from members. The only people who turned up were chairman Gordon Mooney and sec/treasurer Jeannie Campbell. There were some apologies and a number of letters, particularly from overseas members. These were discussed and in accordance with the general opinion of members it was decided to attempt to enlarge ‘Common Stock'; various members would be asked to contribute articles and information. It was also decided to investigate the possibility of either producing tapes of the competition or producing tapes specially recorded under studio conditions. There was some discussion of the poor service given to overseas members by some pipe makers, particularly the disasters disguised as Lowland pipes which Grainger and Campbell have sent all over the world.

It was decided that there should be a meeting in the Oxford Bar, Edinburgh in the evening of the last Thursday in every month, in addition to our regular meetings which will continue to be held in the afternoons on the second Saturday of every second month, alternating between Glasgow and Edinburgh. Each of these meetings will include either a talk, demonstration or recital in addition to informal playing and discussion time. Among those invited to take part will be Colin Ross, Hamish Moore, Rab Wallace, Gordon Mooney, Peter Cooke, Paul Roberts and Iain MacInnes.