1970 and 1974

 

Mr. Angus MacPherson of Achany M.B.E.

 

OBITUARY from The Scotsman -- 4 May 1976 . . 

Mr. Angus Macpherson


The internationally-known piper, Angus Macpherson, of Achany, Sutherland, who was personal piper to the millionaire, Andrew Carnegie, of Skibo, died yesterday within two months of his 99th birthday.
Mr. Macpherson, a piping judge at the Braemar Games and many other Highland gatherings all over Scotland, was admitted to Migdale Hospital, Bonar Bridge, last Thursday. He received the M.B.E. from the Queen at a private investiture at Balmoral some years ago for his services to piping. Last year, he curtailed his circuit of all the Highland games in the North.

Among his many distinctions, he was a life member of the Skye Piping Association and the Inverness Piping Society. His son, Malcolm Macpherson, who died in 1967, was acknowledged as the world's greatest exponent of the pibroch.

 

 

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