OT: 24 June 1911 – Boreraig “Piobaireachd and Poetry”

The Oban Times, 24 June 1911 Piobaireachd and Poetry 17 June, 1911 Sir,–In last Saturday’s issue Dr. K. N. MacDonald says: “‘Boreraig’ has also started a wide question in his remarks about poetry and music.” Dr. MacDonald is evidently meaning that vocal music and poetry are intertwined with each other, but instrumental music is quite […]

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OT: 27 May 1911 – Sassenach

The Oban Times, 27 May, 1911 22 May, 1911 Sir,–I cannot refrain from admiring “Morag’s” enthusiastic Highland patriotism, but I regret that I cannot admire either his (or her) knowledge of the subject in dispute, or even of the ordinary rules of argument. “Morag” seems to think that the mere assertion of a string of […]

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OT: 27 May 1911 – Morag

The Oban Times, 27 May, 1911 22 May, 1911 Sir,–I have read your correspondent, Colonel John MacGregor’s letter, which appears in your issue of last week. He reproduces a paragraph which appeared in some newspapers. I attach no importance to this information, nor the find either. Colonel McGregor says:–”The bagpipe chanter is certainly the instrument […]

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OT: 26 November 1910 – Loch Sloy

The Oban Times, 26 November, 1910 Oban, 22 November, 1910 Sir,–In view of the opposition aroused by my letter of the 5th inst., I hope you will allow me to make my position a little plainer. I am not wanting in the discrimination necessary to perceive differences between the founders of the S. P. U. […]

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OT: 19 November 1910 – Charles Bannatyne

The Oban Times, 19 November, 1910 Salsburgh, by Holytown 14 November, 1910 Sir,–With your permission, I shall deal with “Ceol Mor’s” letter of 6th inst. categorically. (1). “Has there been a meeting of any influential body proposing or authorising any such a meeting as is about to be called?” This is a free country, and anyone […]

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OT: 5 November 1910 – Loch Sloy “The Scotttish Pipers’ Union”

The Oban Times, 5 November, 1910 The Scottish Pipers’ Union Symington, by Kilmarnock, 28 October, 1910 Sir,–”Fair play for All’s” contribution to these columns of 29th inst. on behalf of the above will not materially assist the S. P. U.–Rather the reverse, because he does not content himself with landing the great possibilities of the […]

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