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Old 08-26-2017, 05:12 PM   #21
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Hi, I am the curator of the London Scottish Regimental Museum
Curator@londonscottishregt.org
I am also a piper and am currently the P/Sgt of the regimental P and D.

I agree that a museum is no place for a playable instrument and has been mentioned before, a damaged instrument might be better in the national Museum of Scotland's collection at the Piping Center where they can conserve it better than we could because they are specialists - we could look after it properly but the piping centre is the only place in the country that has the specialist knowledge and humidified cases for antiqUe instruments.

All that being said: the London Scottish Regiment is interested. If nothing else, I will help you with biographical details and putting some detail behind the original owner of he pipes. If one would like to donate, sell, or exchange this historic set of pipes where I can guarantee they will be played (if playable). If not, no problem, I am sure we can help with the history of the great grandfather.
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Old 08-27-2017, 06:08 PM   #22
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Hi, I am the curator of the London Scottish Regimental Museum..
May I ask you an off-topic question? When the Prince of Wales Own Civil Service Rifles merged with the London Scottish did they have their own pipers? A pipe recently sold on ebay (not MacDougall but Henderson) had ferrules adorned with what looked very much like the Prince of Wales' coat of arms, could this set be related to the Service Rifles? Thank you!
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Old 08-29-2017, 03:48 AM   #23
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The Civil Service Rifles (15th Londons) amalgamated with the Queens Westminster Rifles (16th Londons) in 1921 - not the London Scottish which was the 14th London Regiment. I honestly don't know the answer to that one other than suggesting that various holders of the title "Prince of Wales" have at, various times, been Colonels of various Highland Regiments. But, at best, that is only a guess




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May I ask you an off-topic question? When the Prince of Wales Own Civil Service Rifles merged with the London Scottish did they have their own pipers? A pipe recently sold on ebay (not MacDougall but Henderson) had ferrules adorned with what looked very much like the Prince of Wales' coat of arms, could this set be related to the Service Rifles? Thank you!
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Old 08-29-2017, 04:55 AM   #24
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And of course several Princes of Wales have also been pipers - some of their instruments are accounted for but not all, I think.
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Old 09-01-2017, 02:23 PM   #25
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The Civil Service Rifles (15th Londons) amalgamated with the Queens Westminster Rifles (16th Londons) in 1921 - not the London Scottish which was the 14th London Regiment. I honestly don't know the answer to that one other than suggesting that various holders of the title "Prince of Wales" have at, various times, been Colonels of various Highland Regiments. But, at best, that is only a guess
Thank you for the information!
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Old 09-01-2017, 07:36 PM   #26
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I'm a firm believer that if a vintage set can be put into playing condition while maintaining the integrity of the physical instrument, then it should be done so and played.

Hearing the tone
as it's played is equally important as seeing the wood in a display case.

Maybe more so.

You don't stuff a tiger when it's still alive.

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I have never seen... or heard... it said better !!

Thank you, Jim !!

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Old 02-17-2018, 11:27 PM   #27
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Well they're done, restored by Naill.

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Old 02-18-2018, 05:04 PM   #28
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Greetings to All,

Hearts leap!!... Minds reel!!... Fingers twitch!!... Eyes glow!!...

This is such a wondrous and world-wide resource to which we
are all privy!! (So many helpful hands... and ways... out of any
of our several respective thickets.)

May he play them in good health... and joy... and may they be
handed down in his family... for many... many... years to come!!

Regards to Him, and to All,

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