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TITLE
MacCrimmon Memorial Cairn, Borreraig, Skye
EXTERNAL ID
HC_PLANNING_02_032_0911
PLACENAME
Borreraig
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Duirinish
PERIOD
1970s
CREATOR
T. Kenneth MacKenzie
SOURCE
The Highland Council Planning Department
ASSET ID
14427
KEYWORDS
Macleod
piping
cairn
Boreraig
MacCrimmon Memorial Cairn, Borreraig, Skye

The Memorial to the famous piping dynasty of MacCrimmons is situated at Borreraig on Skye, overlooking Loch Dunvegan and across to Dunvegan Castle. The MacCrimmons were hereditary pipers to the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod of Dunvegan, and composed many classical pieces of music in their honour, as well as founding a renowned school of piping at Borreraig. The 17th Century was the high point of their acclaim, with their last pupil, a MacArthur, graduating in the 1780s. The cairn pictured was built in 1933, paid for by Clan Societies and donations from around the world. The Gaelic inscription reads: The Memorial Cairn of the MacCrimmons of whom ten generations were the hereditary pipers of MacLeod and who were renowned as Composers, Performers and Instructors of the classical music of the bagpipe. Near to this place stood the MacCrimmons' School of Music, 1500 - 1800.

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MacCrimmon Memorial Cairn, Borreraig, Skye

INVERNESS: Duirinish

1970s

Macleod; piping; cairn; Boreraig

The Highland Council Planning Department

The Highland Council Planning Dept

The Memorial to the famous piping dynasty of MacCrimmons is situated at Borreraig on Skye, overlooking Loch Dunvegan and across to Dunvegan Castle. The MacCrimmons were hereditary pipers to the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod of Dunvegan, and composed many classical pieces of music in their honour, as well as founding a renowned school of piping at Borreraig. The 17th Century was the high point of their acclaim, with their last pupil, a MacArthur, graduating in the 1780s. The cairn pictured was built in 1933, paid for by Clan Societies and donations from around the world. The Gaelic inscription reads: The Memorial Cairn of the MacCrimmons of whom ten generations were the hereditary pipers of MacLeod and who were renowned as Composers, Performers and Instructors of the classical music of the bagpipe. Near to this place stood the MacCrimmons' School of Music, 1500 - 1800.