Oldest Highland chanter returns to Scotland





Scotland's oldest Highland bagpipe chanter has been donated to National Museums Scotland after it was taken to Canada 205 years ago.

The instrument had belonged to composer Iain Dall MacKay, who was born at Talladale on Loch Maree in 1656 and trained as a piper on Skye.

His grandson John Roy MacKay took the chanter with him to Nova Scotia when he emigrated from Scotland in 1805.

It has been put on display at Glasgow's National Piping Centre.

Grace Welden, a distant relative of Iain Dall MacKay, was at the ceremony marking the chanter's return to Scotland....


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