Breadalbane’s Pipers

robertson blog picTwo interesting items today for our readers. They will be of particular interest to those with an eye and an ear for piping history concerning as they do pipers in Perthshire in the late 19th century. Firstly we have a letter about a piper, James Robertson (left), who, his descendents tell us, was piper to the Earl of Breadalbane. Then in an article we take a longer look at a few occasions on which Robertson may have played, once for the Earl and his guests, once at the games at Aberfeldy and another at the town hall packed to the gunnels with stout Perthshire burghers crammed in for a local concert. Some superb photographs of Mr Robertson’s medals accompany both articles.