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The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 3

The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 3

By Jeannie Campbell MBE In 1876 the Argyllshire Gathering games were held a day earlier than usual, on the Wednesday, September 13, with the regatta all day on the Thursday. The Lorn Ossianic Games, always previously held on Wednesday moved back to Tuesday. Its rules for the piping competitions stated: […]

The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 1

The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 1

By Jeannie Campbell MBE Pipers at the Argyllshire Gathering, if they think about its origins at all, probably believe it began as an ordinary Highland Games or as a piping competition to award the Gold Medal and the other important prizes. If they notice the presence of the Duke of […]