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Jimmy Shand playing his Hohner Morino 3-row button accordion
In 1985 at a ceremony in Oban Station, ScotRail honoured Jimmy by naming a diesel locomotive train the 'Jimmy Shand'.




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Books - about Sir Jimmy Shand, MBE, MA

  1. Title: Jimmy Shand
    Author: David Phillips,
    Published: 1976
    ISBN: 0 90280 405 7

  2. Title: The Jimmy Shand Story
    Author: Ian Cameron
    Foreword: by Robbie Shepherd
    Published: 1998 in hardback
    Publisher: Scottish Cultural Press
    ISBN: 1 84017 019 0

    The Jimmy Shand Story gives a unique insight into the make-up of the man.

    Rarely has Jimmy spoken so openly about his personal life; his achievements and disappointments; his family and friends; his early struggles and his life after retirement. It is a fascinating account of an incredible person.

    The book is packed with anecdotes from Jimmy's life collected from other famous Scottish Country Dance Band leaders. Each anecdote serves to demonstrate his keen sense of humour and how human and very popular the man was.

    It shows how his contemporaries held him in the highest regard and how royalty, the media, fellow entertainers and the worldwide public loved the man and his music.

    The book is thoughtfully written by Ian Cameron and is an inspiration to dancers, band leaders, musicians, composers and everyone who reads it.

    To order this book and see a wide range of other Scottish books, take a look at the newly launched website by Scottish Cultural Press & Scottish Children's Press

    Website: Scottish Books

    Scottish Cultural Press & Scottish Children's Press
    Unit 6,
    Newbattle Abbey Business Park,
    Newbattle Road,
    EH22 3LJ

    Telephone & Fax: +44 (0) 131 660 4666

    Email: info@scottishbooks.com


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