Tag Archives: pipers and pipe bands


Photograph of a gathering on Coll before 1913

Sepia postcard photograph of an outdoor gathering of well-dressed adults and children watching a piper, thought to be on the Isle of Coll before 1913. The reverse side of the postcard is stamped Nov. 1913, and was written at the Coll Post Office by Mary Clement to her mother in Port Appin. When the family lived on Coll, Mary`s brother, Jim, had the longest long-jump on the island, which was marked out for many years. He was a member of the Territorial Army and served in WWI. (Original and further information stored in filing cabinet 10 drawer 1)



Photograph of Duncan MacPhail, Balephuil, and Sharon Clayton, Canada, in 2013

Colour photograph of Duncan MacPhail of Balephuil, and Campbell descendent, Sharon Clayton of Canada, outside the house of piper John Campbell (b. ca 1860), who was the son of Archibald Campbell (b.1833) and Cath Brown of Islay. See 2013.134.1 for further information.



Booklet `West Highland Notes and Queries`, January 2013

Paper-covered booklet of articles by the Society of West Highlands & Islands Historical Research. Contents: The Lamonts; The 84th Royal Highland Emigrant`s Pipe Banner; An Account of the Isle of Coll (4) – Arileod & Ballard; The Cecil Street Coffee House MacLeans; Weaver`s Castle; Moated Houses.


Booklet `West Highland Notes & Queries`, May 2013

Paper-covered booklet of articles by the Society of the West Highland & Island Historical Research. Contents:1467 MS. The MacLeans; An Account of the Isle of Coll – Knockleathan; Fort Dewart, Pennsylvania; Macleans in Barra; The 84th`s Pipe Banner; Hugh Gray, Inn Keeper in Coll; Torloisk, Isle of Mull; An Account of the Isle of Coll (4).


Tiree Memories 2014 calendar by Alec Walker

Collection of colour and black & white photographs of old Tiree made into a calendar for 2014. Images include scything at Kilmoluaig, Balemartine PO in the early 1900s, Island House in 1924, drawing of Tug o` War in the late 1800s, Malcolm MacArthur at the reins of his grocers cart, Scarinish harbour 1900, Tiree Pipe Band 1977, Tug o` War 1979, milk delivered in old whisky bottles, coal puffer at Scarinish harbour, thatched house 1921, plane Britee-Norman Trislander 1979, ferry `Columba` in 1970s.


Book “Piping Traditions of the Inner Isles” by Bridget Mackenzie, 2012

Softback book about piping lore that used to be handed down with the music to piping pupils. Covers the Inner Isles from Arran to Raasay (excluding Skye).


Collection of gramophone records of Gaelic songs and Scottish dance music

Collection of 15 78rpm gramophone records in their original sleeves within a `His Masters Voice` cardboard box: (1) spoken addresses `Through Jordan` and `Please Sir, Save Me` by General Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, (2) six Scottish dance tunes on bagpipes played by William Ross, (3) bagpipe music by the Royal Scots Guards `The Barren Rocks of Aden` and `Gordon Highlander`s Welcome to Edinboro`, (4) music by the Pipes and Drums of the 2nd Batt. Scots Guards `Highland Schottische` and `Eightsome Reel`, (5) `Molaidh na Lanndaigh` and `Air Muileann S`mi Nam Aonar` sung by Archie Grant, in a sleeve/carrier bag from The Music Shop, Oban, (6) `Mi`m so `nam Onar` and `Eilean ma Chaoil` sung by Neil MacLean, (7) `Mar a choisinn Alasdair a Bhantrach` sung by Allan MacLean & Kate MacDonald, (8) `Fhir a Dhireas am Bealach` and `Falt Trom, Trom, Dualach` sung by Margrat Duncan, (9) `Cruachan Beann` and `Nic-Coiseam` sung by Neil MacLean, (10) `Chuir Dhiot an Cadal` and `Moladh Uidhist` sung by Alex J MacDonald, (11) `Far an og rinn ni mireadh` and `A Chuthag` sung by Archie Grant, (12) `Donhull a lorg Bean` sung by Allan MacLean, (13) `Mo Ribhinn Choibhneil` and `Mo Run Geal, Dileas` sung by Macphail Blair, (14) Peigi `s a Mhonadh` and `Cathair a` Chul-chinn` sung by Neil MacLean in a sleeve from E.Adams Gramophone and Record Saloon, Glasgow, (15) `Mo Chruinneag Ileach` and `Maichdeanan na H-airidh` sung by Neil MacLean.