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    Quote Originally Posted by blackwatch70 View Post

    Here is detailed photo of Piper 1st A&SH some time after amalgamation, he's wearing new regimental collar dogs but old 91st pipers uniform.
    Sure You have seen this photo...

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    No I haven't seen that! Thanks!

    I've seen photos of 1st Battalion A&SH enlisted men and officers wearing trews, which as you say is understandable because they were overseas at the time of amalgamation.

    And likewise it makes total sense for the pipers to be in old 91st kit until they had a chance to change over.

    Did the pipers of the 91st really have a red stripe in their tartan? Barnes gives "Campell tartan" for the 1864 granting of trews and plaids to the 91st (but he says the 72nd wore Dress Stuart, so who can say).
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    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post

    Did the pipers of the 91st really have a red stripe in their tartan? Barnes gives "Campell tartan" for the 1864 granting of trews and plaids to the 91st (but he says the 72nd wore Dress Stuart, so who can say).
    I think so, is there any doubt?

    "The year 1864 was a landmark in the annals of the regiment. It was remembered by many others not connected with the regiment because of the newspaper correspondence that ensued in regard to the “Campbell tartan.” No one seemed to know exactly which was the set used by the original members of the 91st, although, as it turned out, the only one who was right was the Duke of Argyll. The consensus of opinion by those deemed most expert was in favour of the set showing the red stripe, which, though resembling too closely the tartan of the Atholls, the old enemy of the Campbells, was the tartan adopted and used by the 91st until their union with the 93rd."

    https://electricscotland.com/history...seandwar17.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
    Did the pipers of the 91st really have a red stripe in their tartan? Barnes gives "Campell tartan" for the 1864 granting of trews and plaids to the 91st (but he says the 72nd wore Dress Stuart, so who can say).
    Richard, not specifically pipers but you'll recall that we discussed the 91st tartan in a previous thread - here.

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