Life membership to James Cowie

James Cowie was elected a life member at the annual general meeting of Pipe Bands Western Australia last week.

The award recognises James' contribution to advancement of the Australian pipe band movement over many years, including success as pipe major of Australian bands on two occasions at the World Championships - WAPOL in Grade Two and this year with Perth Metro in Grade 3B.

James was also elected president of Pipe Bands Australia's Western Australian branch, having been acting in the role over recent months.

Other office-bearers elected were vice-chairman Malcolm Maclean, treasurer Peter Fallon and secretary Jamie Forsyth.