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Saturday, July 21, 2007

Tour Scotland Solo Piping

A Solo Piper practising for the Piobaireachd Competition at the Lochearnhead Highland Games in Scotland. The Druim a' Charraigh Quaich is presented annually by The Clan Gregor Society to the winner of the Piobaireachd Competition at Balquhidder, Lochearnhead and Strathyre Highland Games. This commemorates the MacGregor Piping School which flourished in the 16th and 17th centuries near the mouth of Glen Lyon. Among the Clan's many eminent pipers was John MacGregor of Fortingall who, on joining Prince Charlie at Glen Finnan in 1745, became his piper and personal attendant. Although wounded at Culloden, John survived and in 1781, at the age of 73, won third prize at the Falkirk Tryst which claims to have been the forerunner of the modern piping competitions held annually throughout Scotland. Tour Scotland on the Best Scottish Tours.

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