In 2015 Strathnaver Museum and Feis air an Oir, the traditional music group for north west Sutherland, embarked on an important project to remember the pipers from Mackay Country who were involved in the First World War.
This 32-page booklet tells the story of just some of these brave men whilst giving a brief overview of the historical context of the ‘pipes of war’.
The pipers mentioned in the book include:
John D Macdonald, 1st Battalion Scots Guards
Willam Macdonald, 2nd Battalion Scots Guards
Alexander Mackay, Lovat Scouts
Angus Gunn Mackay, 1/6th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders
Angus Sutherland Mackay, 1/6th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders
Donald M Mackay, 1/5th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders
William Mackay, 1/6th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders
William Duncan Mackay, 8th Service Battalion Seaforth Highlanders
Donald Iain Mackenzie, Scots Guards