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Famous pipers: Peter Bain

Famous pipers: Peter Bain

Peter Bain was a prominent piper and judge of the post-war era. Taught his piping by William MacDonald, Lairg, Peter joined the Scots Guards in 1927 and was appointed Pipe Major of the Holding Batt. in 1941 then the 4th Batt. In 1944-45 he was Pipe Major of the 2nd […]

The Simon Fraser letters 8

The Simon Fraser letters 8

From The International Piper, October 1981. ‘Gesto and Canntaireachd’ 6 Vernier Street, South Geelong,Melbourne, Australia, 7th Dec. 1914. Sir, In enclosing my annual subscription for ‘The Oban Times,’ permit me to say that I always find your valuable paper very interesting, and the account of the War news is excellent. […]

Boreraig – the first pipers at the cairn

Boreraig – the first pipers at the cairn

• From the August 1994 Piping Times. A letter from William A. Cromarty of South Orange, NJ, reminded us of the inauguration of the cairn at Boreraig in 1933. He enclosed a cutting from an Ontario newspaper of the time, which contained a report of that famous day. The story […]