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Dornoch Pipe Band 1926
Dornoch Pipe Band 1926

Mounted photograph of Dornoch Pipe Band outside the courthouse in 1926. States "old Doc Mclachlan on left" on back.
Picture added on 24 April 2008
This is the first photograph of the band taken after their formation in 1926.
Left to right.Andrew Kenneth Fraser Draper, James MacDonald Gamekeeper, William MacDonald Hotel Porter, George Matheson Farm Worker, William Skinner Depute Town Clerk&First Secretary of the band. Angus Ross, James Murray Shop Owner, William Matheson Farm Worker, Thomas Murray Crofter, Hugh Grant Pipe Major &Gamekeeper at Skibo also Andrew Carnegies personal piper.
Added by W.E.S. Dornoch. on 06 February 2009
The second to last gentleman on the right is my 2nd great-uncle (my great grandfather's brother). His name was Thomas Murray (b. 1889). He is the son of Thomas Murray (1847-1828), who was born and raised on Embo Street and Margaret Sutherland (1848-1930), from Kildonan, daughter of Alexander Sutherland, crofter, and Isabella Matheson. When Thomas and Margaret married, they moved to Clyne, where Thomas and his other 9 siblings were born and raised. Thomas’ grandparents lived and died in Embo Hilton, Dornoch . They were James Murray (1802-1873) and Marion Munro (1805), crofters and both born and raised on Embo Street. Thomas Murray, pictured above, still has a daughter who is alive. Her name is Annie Murray, nee Gagle. She lives in Homer, Alaska and is 94 years old. Thomas’ oldest brother was my great-grandfather. His name was James Murray (1875-1931, Embo Hilton, Dornoch ) and was the head lock keeper of the Caledonian Canal, Clachnaharry, Inverness. His only son, Thomas Murray (1905-1989, Clashmore, Dornoch) emigrated to the United States in 1929. - Many Thanks, Elizabeth Sutherland Murray
Added by Elizabeth Sutherland Murray on 24 June 2019
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