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Pipe Major Jimmy McHardy

Pipe Major McHardy (b1863 d1938) was a well known figure at the Lonach Games. He had been a boy piper to Queen Victoria at Balmoral, at other royal residences, and abroad. He became piper to Lord Forbes at Castle Newe. Later, he worked as farm manager on the Whitehouse Estate and also for a time on a farm at Tornaveen. He was one of the first pipers to be broadcast on BBC radio. Added to this, he was an accomplished fiddlemaker and repairer, and a composer of a number of traditional pipe and fiddle tunes.
Alford from above Prospect Hill, Whitehouse Alford in the distance with Coiliochbhar beyond, Bents in mid distance, Ron McLeod's storage yard at...
Original handwritten music score by PM J. McHardy Tibbie was Jimmy McHardy's faithful sheepdog who won many prizes. Jimmy McHardy wrote this tune afte...
Garden Party at Whitehaugh House See also letter detailing some of the 200 or so guests present. Extreme left piper appears to be PM ...
A call to arms from a Pageant of Empire Extreme right is PM Jimmy McHardy.
Cast of Canadian Settlers in Empire Pageant PM Jimmy McHardy is one of those seated, but I haven't worked out which one yet! Britannia may actua...
Empire Pageant Cast of players and photograph of Mrs Laing, principle organiser. PM Jimmy McHardy listed under Cana...
Prospect Hill Cottage, Whitehouse This was the home of PM Jimmy McHardy, wife Isabella (nee Shearer of Orkney), son James, and daughte...
Prospect Hill Cottage, Whitehouse Viewed from the farm track next to the stables. Home of the McHardy family at the time when Jimmy Mc...
Dairy Cottage, Whitehouse Photograph taken July 1925 probably by Edith McHardy.
Prospect Hill Cottage, Whitehouse Fairly deep snow at this reasonably exposed location. Who took these photographs, Edith or the young...
"Bikers" at Prospect Hill Cottage Two rather nice machines parked at the side of Prospect Hill Cottage, with Cairn William in the back...
Picnic at Whitehouse Rocks Edith McHardy and (possibly) John Paterson. Photograph taken at Whitehouse crags June 1930. Edith, w...

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