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The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 10

The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 10

1912-1914 By Jeannie Campbell MBE In 1912 the events were the same as in the previous year and the Gathering began on September 10, a holiday throughout Argyll as usual, with sports on the Gathering field at Soroba Road. The day was reported to be beautifully fine, though somewhat cool. A […]

The treasure-house of the Piping Times

The treasure-house of the Piping Times

By Hugh Cheape No profession of substance and reputation can be without its magazine or journal. This supplies the focus and forum for discussion for an interest group and gives shape and expression to its identity. The Piping Times performed this function with its regular output of news and current […]

Heather MacKay, 1967-2021 / Donald’s tour ‘a new dawn’ /

Heather MacKay, 1967-2021 / Donald’s tour ‘a new dawn’ /

We are saddened to learn of the untimely death of popular northeast Scotland piper, Heather MacKay [pictured]. She was 53 and died in hospital the early hours of Monday morning. At this stage, the cause of her death has not been released. Heather was well known in Scotland’s pipe band […]

CLASP profile: Michael Trenor

CLASP profile: Michael Trenor

• Where are you from and how did you get into piping?I’m from Columbus, Ohio, USA. I was five years old in a park when I first heard a piper. I sat and listened to him for what seamed like forever. When my mother found me I told her I […]

Nearly half way there! / “Stan’ back a wee”

Nearly half way there! / “Stan’ back a wee”

After only one week, the National Piping Centre’s (NPC) Crowdfund target to digitise thearchives of its magazines, the Piping Times and Piping Today, has reached almost half. At the time of posting, individuals, pipe bands and piping organisations have donated £13,570. The target amount is £28,500. Some individuals have donated […]