Welcome to
the forums at bobdunsire.com
bobdunsire.com forums One of the largest message boards on the web ! bobdunsire.com forums
You can reset your password by going here. Be sure to try your current email and any email addresses you may have had in the past.
Otherwise please use the Contact Us link at the bottom of the forums. In order to help you, please provide the following info: Your Display Name from the old forum and any possible email addresses you would have used before. Without that info we cannot locate your account.


Go Back   Bob Dunsire Bagpipe Forums > General Discussion > History, Tradition, Heritage
Register FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

History, Tradition, Heritage As related to the subjects of piping, drumming and pipe bands.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-12-2021, 05:58 AM   #1
Neill Mulvie
Forum Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Stirling, Scotland
Posts: 250
Default John McIntosh

I have a silver medal won by John McIntosh in the local Reel and Strathspey (sic) competition at Braemar in 1885.

Does anyone have information about John McIntosh?
Neill Mulvie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2021, 10:41 AM   #2
K Sanger
Forum Silver Medal
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Scotland
Posts: 343
Default Re: John McIntosh

Well in the newspaper report on the Braemar Gathering for that year there was a John Mackintosh, Derry. who got second for the Highland Dancing Competition?

Keith
K Sanger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2021, 03:12 PM   #3
AndrewLam
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Kowloon
Posts: 52
Default Re: John McIntosh

There are a couple of articles in 1890 editions of the P&J which mention a John MacIntosh as being piper to the Duke of Fife. In the the articles, MacIntosh is playing at the Braemar Ball.
AndrewLam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2021, 02:01 AM   #4
AndrewLam
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Kowloon
Posts: 52
Default Re: John McIntosh

Quote:
Originally Posted by AndrewLam View Post
There are a couple of articles in 1890 editions of the P&J which mention a John MacIntosh as being piper to the Duke of Fife. In the the articles, MacIntosh is playing at the Braemar Ball.

Further to my previous post, the Duke of Fife appears to have had a number of pipers for many years the best known and his chief piper being Colin Cameron however there are mentions in newspapers from the 1880s and 1890s of a Piper John MacIntosh (of Mar....the Duke's estate) being one of them.

These links contain a photo, purportedly of him -

https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-du...109433287.html

https://www.gettyimages.co.nz/detail...hoto/833086366

He may be the man listed in the census records as gamekeeper (?).
AndrewLam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2021, 04:13 AM   #5
Neill Mulvie
Forum Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Stirling, Scotland
Posts: 250
Default Re: John McIntosh

What a great site this is - thank you Keith and Andrew.

The Scottish Pipers' Society (now the Royal Scottish Pipers' Society) silver medal is distinctive and there is no sign of it being worn by the piper in the linked pictures
Neill Mulvie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:45 AM.