Stirrup Charges in Art

| May 26, 2024

St. Quentin 1914 Artist depictions of the stirrup charge of the 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys) and Black Watch are part of Great War mythology. It is unlikely they ever took place. Great War artist, Caton Woodville, painted a scene illustrating the Scots Greys stirrup charge with unidentified Highlanders claiming the date of the action […]

Gordon Highlander Girl

| April 26, 2015

A Bonnie Wee Lass in Uniform How old is she we might ask – a wee wisp standing in the photographer’s studio wearing the badge, Glengarry, and uniform of the Gordon Highlanders. Standing with her smile and armed with her officer’s cane her innocence is a sharp contrast to those who wore these uniforms in […]

Notes Upon the Landscape

| August 16, 2014

Pipe Major Willie Ross recorded circa 1910 – 1939. James MacDonald of Glencoe, Captain Jack Murray, Reel of Tulloch The Leader of the Band The leader of the band is tired And his eyes are growing old But his blood runs through my instrument And his song is in my soul My life has been […]