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TITLE
Victorian Wedding Anniversary (Milton)
EXTERNAL ID
PC_GLENURQUHART_DUNCANMACDONALD_003
PLACENAME
Milton
DISTRICT
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston
PERIOD
1890s
SOURCE
Glenurquhart Heritage Group
ASSET ID
22654
KEYWORDS
family, music, dress, bagpipes, tartan, Grant, marriage, society
Victorian Wedding Anniversary (Milton)

This photograph depicts a golden wedding anniversary of a family who were a part of the Grant clan. Whilst the Grants included the Earls of Seafield, the hereditary owners of Balmacaan estate, this family in the photograph are probably not closely related to this branch of the clan, but they are evidently wealthy and so might have a distant kinship.

Marriages at this time were expected to last for as long as the couple lived. With lower life expectancy in this era, for a husband and wife to live to such an age would be comparatively rare, and so this was a great event.

The boy in the foreground is wearing a forage cap and has a pair of bagpipes. This musical instrument was once an integral part of Scottish culture, despite its unconventional musical range and often discordant sound. For many Scots it was important for its folk heritage as much as its aesthetic value.

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Victorian Wedding Anniversary (Milton)

INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston

1890s

family, music, dress, bagpipes, tartan, Grant, marriage, society

Glenurquhart Heritage Group

Glenurquhart Heritage Group (photographs)

This photograph depicts a golden wedding anniversary of a family who were a part of the Grant clan. Whilst the Grants included the Earls of Seafield, the hereditary owners of Balmacaan estate, this family in the photograph are probably not closely related to this branch of the clan, but they are evidently wealthy and so might have a distant kinship.<br /> <br /> Marriages at this time were expected to last for as long as the couple lived. With lower life expectancy in this era, for a husband and wife to live to such an age would be comparatively rare, and so this was a great event. <br /> <br /> The boy in the foreground is wearing a forage cap and has a pair of bagpipes. This musical instrument was once an integral part of Scottish culture, despite its unconventional musical range and often discordant sound. For many Scots it was important for its folk heritage as much as its aesthetic value.