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Iain Speirs, last year's winner of the Silver Chanter. Photo: Derek Maxwell/Wm Grant Foundation.

Tommy Johnston’s funeral / the 54th Silver Chanter

The funeral of Tommy Johnston will take place on Wednesday, August 12 at Dalnottar Crematorium in Clydebank near Glasgow at 11.30am. Due to restrictions placed on gatherings in Scotland as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, numbers are restricted to 20 people. Therefore, only Tommy’s family will be attendance although […]

The night the wheel turned right round

The night the wheel turned right round

This article was written in 1967, shortly after its author attended the very first Silver Chanter competition. He considered sending it to the Piping Times for publication but hesitated due to his teacher’s negative views about Glasgow and west coast piping in general. He put it in a drawer instead. […]

Aerial photograph of Boreraig. The two red spots show the sites of the old MacCrimmon 'college' and the memorial cairn.

Journey to Glendale, 1931

As reported yesterday, this month’s edition of the Piping Times features the last article written by Dr Roddy Ross. It is a ‘deep’ article, one that dwells on Celtic mysticism, the MacCrimmons, and ceòl mòr. Today, we reproduce an article written by written by Roddy in the late 1990s and published […]