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Old 04-02-2019, 10:48 AM   #9
K Sanger
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Default Re: Composer of an old Piobaireachd

As I pointed out in the article the circumstances of the escape by Colla Ciotach from Dunnyveg still left a force in the castle while the rest of Islay was not fully secured. Therefore the blockading boats would not have wanted to leave their station.

The newspaper report stated that the piper was in the leading escape boat which presumably was captured. Given that the prevailing winds in those parts tend to come from the south-west sailing the captured boat along with the prisoners to Duntroon, a Campbell Castle in the heart of Campbell country was probably the easiest option.

Keith
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