MHG4914 - Macrimmon School of Piping
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Type and Period (1)
- SCHOOL (Undated)
- None recorded
NG15SE 4 1891 5363.
The Macrimmons of Skye, hereditary pipers to the Macleods of Dunvegan, had a regular school or college for pipers on Borreraig farm, opposite Dunvegan Castle across Loch Follart. The school was endowed with a grant of the farm, but in the late 18th century the endowment was withdrawn and the establishment broken up. In 1838 the land was divided up into a number of small holdings.
The college building was divided into two parts, classroom and sleeping quarters; the pupils practised in a hollow nearby.
In 1933 a memorial cairn was erected at NG 19045281 with the Gaelic inscription' ...near this spot stood the Macrimmon School of Music 1500-1800.'
NSA 1845; F T Macleod 1933; I F Grant 1959; Visited by OS (C F W) 5 May 1961.
Nothing remains of the original school, but a new college is being erected on its site at NG 1891 5363. (Information from Mr Murdo Macleod, Borreraig)
Visited by OS (C F W) 5 May 1961.
- --- SHG2286 Text/Publication/Volume: Grant, I F. 1959. The Macleods. 400.
- --- SHG2485 Text/Publication/Volume: Macleod, F T. 1933. The Macrimmons of Skye. 10, 141-2.
- --- SHG2597 Text/Publication/Volume: NSA. 1845. The new statistical account of Scotland by the ministers of the respective parishes under the superintendence of a committee of the society for the benefit of the sons and daughters of the clergy. Vol. 14, Inverness-shire, 340.
|Grid reference||Centred NG 1890 5363 (80m by 80m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||SKYE AND LOCHALSH|
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/10661 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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