The Oban Times, 16 February 1901
Mr. Edward MacPherson’s annual concert, championship competition, bagpipe playing, Highland dancing, etc., is now announced for Monday, 4th March. Of this series of competitions held annually in the city this is one of the more important, and on the present occasion much interest will be aroused in the various events. Among the prize-givers appear the names of Sir James Colquhoun, Bart. of Luss, who shows his interest and appreciation by donating the prizes for the opening competition. Bailie John King is to occupy the chair, and the following societies are to be represented:– Arran, Inverness shire, Islay, Lewis and Barra, Oban & Lorn, Skye, Sutherlandshire, and Uist and Barra. Ms. Fiora Donaldson, Mr. Angus Brown, and Mr. MacKenzie Murdoch are to appear, and Mr. Welsh, Leith, is to act as accompanist. The prize money totals well up, and, in addition, numerous medals are offered. A novelty is presented to the public by the attendance of the Bellsfield Pipe Band, who are to play while the audience is assembling. The occasion promises to be a noteworthy one.