Bo’ness drummer beats a retreat for Sydney

070811 billy archibald off to australia
070811 billy archibald off to australia

CHAMPION drummer Billy Archibald is upping sticks and jetting off from Bo’ness for a year ‘Down Under’, swapping a Scottish band for an Aussie one.

Billy (17) has been drumming since he was a toddler and accolades notched up include World Champion Drum Corps 2009 with the Boghall and Bathgate Pipe Band, and North American solo champion 2008.

Now the talented Drumacre Road musician, currently Fife Constabulary Pipe Band’s youngest drummer, is counting down to August 29 when he flies to Sydney.

For the full story, don’t miss this week’s Journal and Gazette, out today, Friday, August 12.