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THIS DAY IN HISTORY:
May 28, 1958Borreraig gifted by General I.S. Martin to College of Piping, Glasgow, for fee of 1 penny per annum.
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UPCOMING EVENTS May 30, 2015British ChampionshipsMeadow Park, Bathgate

June 6, 2015Bellingham Highland GamesHovander Homestead Park, Ferndale, WA

June 6, 2015MILWAUKEE HIGHLAND GAMES7300 Chestnut Street Wauwatosa, WI

June 6, 2015Cookstown Highland GamesTBA

June 6, 2015Stockbridge Pipe Band 20th Anniversary ConcertEdinburgh

TIP OF THE DAY
Always aim to make music – rather than just producing a perfect technical exercise.
Murray Henderson, Kirriemuir, Scotland