Essex Scottish Pipe Major

| January 29, 2019

“Jock” Copland – Always Ready A return to the stacks at the University of Victoria Library provided a hidden gem amongst familiar pages that, this day, I turn a little slower finding clues within the pictorial offerings. This one image here – records the familiar collar badges of a Canadian regiment – The Essex Scottish […]

A Scottish Soldier

| August 7, 2015

Great War Canadian Scottish Battalions There was a soldier, a Scottish soldier Who wandered far away and soldiered far away…  …And on a hillside, a Scottish hillside You’ll see a piper play his soldier home… The Scottish entertainer Andy Stewart (1933 – 1993) penned the lyrics A Scottish Soldier set to the traditional Scottish tune, […]