Appeal for Piper’s Resting Place

close up of piper's hands

Dear Bellman

The formal remembrance of the 40th anniversary of the end of the Falklands War, takes place on 18th June 2022.

As part of these services, pipers have been asked to play the tune “The crags of tumbledown mountain” in memory of it’s composer,one of Stonehaven’s sons, Pipe Major James Riddell, who famously played his tune on the summit of Tumbledown following on the fiercest of the battles that took place during that conflict.

I have been asked by the organisers of this event, to play this tune, and am hoping to do so in the cemetery in Stonehaven, where he was buried after his early death in February 1997 following on a brain tumour, having survived the war.

Trouble is, I do not know where his grave is.

Can you help, as this is to be recorded and sent through to the British Legion, and the Scots Guards, to be part of their national records.

Yours etc

Peter Hendry

Note from The Bellman – if you can help Mr Hendry in his search, please either leave a comment or email: news@thebellman.co.uk so we can forward the information