Tour Scotland Video Comrie Pipe Band Highland Games Blackford Perthshire



Tour Scotland video of Comrie Pipe Band at the Scottish Highland Games in Blackford, Perthshire, Scotland. Comrie Pipe Band was formed in the 1920’s. One of the prime movers behind the band was Mr. Alexander McGregor. Comrie's early prosperity derived from weaving. This was mostly done as piecework in people's own homes. Comrie was also important as a droving town. Cattle destined for the markets of the Scottish Lowlands and ultimately England would be driven south from their grazing areas in the Highlands. River crossings, such as at Comrie, were important staging posts on the way south. Much of the land around Comrie was owned by the Drummond family, Earls of Perth, latterly Earls of Ancaster, whose main seat was Drummond Castle, south of Crieff. Another branch of the Drummonds owned Drummondernoch, Gaelic: Drumainn Ăˆireannach, Drummond of Ireland, to the west of the town. Aberuchill Castle, however, just outside Comrie was originally a Campbell seat.

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