This pic was taken at the Northern Meeting in Inverness in 1912. I can’t say if all of the pipers are competitors, but likely not. However, several of the big names of the day are here. Here is who I can identify:
Sitting, left to right: John MacDonald of Inverness, unknown, G. S. McLennan, John MacDougall Gillies, Robert Meldrum, unknown.
Standing: the older gentleman on the left end may be Cameron of Corriechoillie, a patron who we know from Willie Ross’s tune attended the Meetings at least 43 times. Directly beside him may be Willie Lawrie, of whom few photos exist. The man with the bushy moustache two to the right of the drum major is Angus MacPherson of Invershin.
I’d be happy to hear from anyone who can identify any more from this photo. Email me through this website. JM
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