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TITLE
The MacCrimmon Memorial, Borreraig, Dunvegan, Skye
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_2415
PLACENAME
Borreraig
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Duirinish
PERIOD
1930s; 1940s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
34321
KEYWORDS
piping
bagpipes
music
cairn
MacCrimmons
McLeod
The MacCrimmon Memorial, Borreraig, Dunvegan, 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 post stood the MacCrimmons' School of Music, 1500 - 1800.

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The MacCrimmon Memorial, Borreraig, Dunvegan, Skye

INVERNESS: Duirinish

1930s; 1940s

piping; bagpipes; music; cairn; MacCrimmons; McLeod

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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 post stood the MacCrimmons' School of Music, 1500 - 1800.