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Old 01-07-2019, 03:14 PM   #4
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Default Re: Inverness-shire Militia Pipe Band?

Originally Posted by Glyn_Mo View Post
Wondering if any Scottish military experts here know much about the Inverness-shire Militia?

The long story short, is that I've had a Plaid Brooch since I was a kid, which my mother had found in a jumble sale. I never knew what exactly it was until recently when I found out it was a Piper's Plaid Brooch of the Inverness-shire Militia. I did a bit of Googling, but couldn't find much evidence of them having a pipe band. I think the Militia was in existence pre-Cameron Highlanders, and then became one of the battalions of the Camerons.

Does anybody know anything about them having a pipe band?

(The long story is here:


I think you'll find that until 1855 it was part of the Inverness, Banff, Elgin and Nairn Militia, then became the 76th Highland Light Infantry Militia and then after 1881, the 2nd Militia Battalion of the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.

One of it's better known pipers was Paul McKillop who was Pipe-Major in the late 1800s.
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