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Queen Victoria as she looked in the 1840s-50s.

Piping in London – Part 3

By Jeannie Campbell MBE In 1848, a new society was formed in London and several papers reported on the founding: “Within the last few months a new society has been formed in London; not strictly for Scotchmen, but of the friends and admirers of Scotland. The new society takes the […]

Fording the River Tarf as John Macpherson and Aeneas Rose play.

Playing waist deep in a river – all part of royal duty for pipers

• From the May 2001 Piping Times. Neville T. McKay continues his history of the office of Sovereign’s Piper Angus MacKay’s successor at the royal household was William Ross who came from the Royal Highland Regiment, The Black Watch, where he had served 17 years. A memorandum from the Department […]

Alfred Donald Mackintosh.

Patrons of Piping – The Mackintosh

• From the March 2000 Piping Times. By Jeannie Campbell The Mackintoshes are part of Clan Chattan and claim descent from MacDuff, the Earl of Fife. They were supporters of the Bruces and acquired the lands of Moy in the 14th century. Malcolm, the 10th chief, fought at the Battle […]