Tag Archives: pipers and pipe bands


DVD of TV programme about Alastair Campbell`s love of piping and return to Tiree in 2011

Copied DVD of TV series `First Love` (series 2) featuring Alastair Campbell (Tony Blairs` spin doctor) and his love of bagpiping. He returns to Tiree where his father grew up, and meets up with his aunt Mairi Campbell, Corrairigh, his cousin George Campbell, and his brother Donald Campbell.


Photograph of the Tiree Pipe Band on the ferry to Tobermory/Oban ca. 1975

Colour photograph of the Tiree Pipe Band on the ferry to Tobermory/Oban around 1975. L-R: Lachie MacFadyen, Kenovay, Neil MacPhail, Kirkapol, Alasdair Sinclair, Greenhill, Hector Campbell, Cornaigbeg, Pipe Major Robert Beck, Ruaig (wearing sash), Hugh MacLean, Barrapol, Willie MacLean, Balinoe, Anne Sinclair (back to camera). (original stored in filing cabinet 9 drawer 4)



Collection of photographs belonging to Willie Adair, Balevullin & Scarinish

Collection of 14 black & white and colour photographs belonging to Willie Adair (1925-2010), Balevullin & Scarinish. Willie was a foster child from Glasgow who came to live in the red-roof house in Balevullin. He was a great piper. Married first to Ina Lamont, Balemartine, then Agnes in Greenock. Returned to the Eventide Home in Scarinish for his last days. His niece `B` looked after Willie in Greenock and erected his headstone on Tiree. Seven photos of Willie accessioned separately Q113-Q119. Others are of his brother Tom, sister Jeannie and her daughter `B` and son `Little Jimmie` amongst others.


Black & white photograph of L-R: Hector Campbell; Willie Adair, Balevullin & Scarinish; William (Jock) Gillespie; unknown; Walter Campbell (Jr). Willie served in the police force in Greenock and was an accomplished piper. Walter’s first piping tutor was his grandfather, Neil Lamont of Balemartine/Cornaig. The photograph was probably taken in around 1960 in Luton where Jock and Walter were police officers.