The Timeline of Sir Jimmy Shand, MBE, MA

1908 Born at East Wemyss, 28th January
1922 Left school, aged 14
1929 BBC audition
1933 Job with J T Forbes Music Shop (Charles C Forbes owner)
1935 Beltona Records contract
1936 Marriage to Anne Anderson from Colinsburgh
1937 Birth of Jimmy junior
1938 Jimmy's first composition - Lunan Bay
1939 Prototype Shand Morino Special arrived
1940 Formed his own dance band
1945 Band's first broadcast, New Year's Day
Late 1950's White Heather Club
1955 Bluebell Polka - Top of the Pops - BBC TV Kilt Is My Delight
1960's Heather Mixture with BBC Radio, Ben Lyons producer
1960-62 Carl Alan Award - outstanding band leader, 3 years' running
1962 onwards

Played at Windsor and Balmoral for the Queen
Gold and Silver discs for LP Sales EMI

1970's TV Series on Border TV - O'er The Border
1974 Made Freeman of the Royal Burgh of Auchtermuchty
1978 This Is Your Life (November 29th)
1982 Composed tune and lyrics - The Call of The Handicapped Child
1985 Honoray Master of Arts degree, Dundee University
1986 Christmas TV programme from Letham Village Hall
1987 The last LP and cassette - At the End of a Perfect Day (Now is the Hour)
1989 Made Freeman of North East Fife
1990 Recorded video "Dancing With The Shands"
1996 Portrait unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery by Jimmy's friend Lord Elgin
1998 Queen's visit to Letham
Made Freeman of Fife
1999 Knighthood at Holyrood Palace
2000 Death of Sir Jimmy on 23rd December
2003 Statue unveiled at Auchtermuchty