Tag: The Black Watch

The last happy days, part 1

The last happy days, part 1

The last happy days – the great highland bagpipe in JFK’s Camelot “I am certain that after the dust of centuries has passed over our cities, we, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit.” (JFK) […]

Sixty years ago and a boy soldier faces up to war

Sixty years ago and a boy soldier faces up to war

By David Murray It was on Sunday, September 3, 1939 that the Second World War began, and readers may be interested to learn what it was like to be a young piper aged 18 on that fateful day. No Scots family had come unscathed out of the Great War, which […]

Last call for VJ Day pipers / Black Watch piper in Burma

Last call for VJ Day pipers / Black Watch piper in Burma

Pipers around the world are preparing to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Japan (VJ) Day at sunrise tomorrow (06:00) at locations of their choice. Held on what would have been Day Two of the World Pipe Band Championships, pipers that have confirmed their participation include many in the […]