PART TWO • By JEANNIE CAMPBELL MBE The second Grand National Gathering was advertised for Thursday and Friday 5th and 6th August 1858, with prize money and medals to a larger amount than ever offered to be competed for in Scotland. Gentlemen and youths connected with the Highlands and members […]
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PART ONE • By JEANNIE CAMPBELL MBE The Glasgow Celtic Society was constituted on 5th February 1857 with a membership of 527. The objects were the preservation of the language, literature, music, poetry, antiquities, and athletic games of the Highlanders of Scotland, the encouragement of the more general use of […]
A small number of civilian pipe bands claim to be the oldest – or, at least, among the oldest. Wallacestone, Inveraray, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch, are among the small list and all four date to the mid-1880s. We think the latter two are in abeyance these days but Wallacestone is still […]
Duncan with his last ever set of pipes made for RG Hardie in 2011.