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Søren E. Larsen 09-13-2019 04:57 AM

Gordon Walker
 
Have not of him for ages. Has he retired from competition?

kiltrocker 09-13-2019 06:40 AM

Re: Gordon Walker
 
I think Gordon got into a bit of a pickle with the law .

OHCalman 09-13-2019 06:42 AM

Re: Gordon Walker
 
Taking a break from the spotlight I imagine, and for good reason.

https://www.scotsman.com/news/crime/...ears-1-4975521

William McKenzie 09-13-2019 03:17 PM

Re: Gordon Walker
 
Ho-lee sh:eek:

AndrewLam 09-13-2019 04:49 PM

Re: Gordon Walker
 
Who would have thought it.....

https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/new...-renfrewshire/

If you go to Press Reader there is also a story in the Scottish Mail on Sunday headed 'The Perverted Piper'.

......a kiddie fiddler.

Mac an t-Sealgair 09-13-2019 05:26 PM

Re: Gordon Walker
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by AndrewLam (Post 1340182)

If you go to Press Reader there is also a story in the Scottish Mail on Sunday

No-one with an ounce of sense would ever go to that paper.

CalumII 09-14-2019 09:08 AM

Re: Gordon Walker
 
Well, seeing as our own piping media have done absolutely nothing to report on this story, we must take what we can.



I don't understand why our own outlets have been so quiet about this topic. It has been a matter of open discussion for years now. Looking through archives, all I can find is this quote from Piping Press:


Quote:

It has been a very tough year for one of the world’s best pipers, Gordon Walker. Gordon’s genial nature and brilliant technique and music have been sorely missed at the major competitions and we can only hope that in the coming year the difficulties of the past 12 months will be overcome and we will see him strutting the boards once more.

Underneath are two even more sycophantic comments from readers.


I don't doubt there are people out there as equally storied as Gordon Walker and who have gotten away with it. We could do with taking an honest look at ourselves and asking if protecting the reputation of these people is the most important thing our own press could be doing.

el gaitero 09-14-2019 10:40 AM

Re: Gordon Walker
 
Personally I think this post should be closed.

Doug Walton 09-14-2019 10:42 AM

Re: Gordon Walker
 
Personally, I think this post should remain open.

Patrick McLaurin 09-14-2019 11:10 AM

Re: Gordon Walker
 
But he is such a great player, we can’t just let his talent go to waste. Just like Brock Turner, right?

The sarcasm should be evident.


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