Colin's early musical influences include P/M Bill Dow, Andrew Bonar, Jack and Terry Lee, and James Troy Sr; the SFUPB Highland Arts Festival in 1987; and the 78th Fraser Highlander's recording Live in Ireland. His later influences were P/M's John Walsh, Bill Gilmour, Bill Livingstone, Colin MacLellan, Ed Bush, Pat Hayes and Neil Anderson.
He is an “A” level qualified solo piping judge. Colin was also on the PPBSO Executive for the 2006/2007 season in the Vice-President position, under President Ron Rollo.
Thank you to Wendy McGillivray for writing story, and Graeme Ogilvie for his editing work!