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Pibrochs and Poppies: the story of north west Sutherland’s WWI Pipers

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


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