Peter Reid's signature is on the flyleaf (folio i) and the poem in his hand on the recto of page 2 of the 'Instructions'.
Bound in at the back are:
(i) Leaves ruled for music on most of which Reid has written out additional tunes, below which, on some of the leaves, are marginalia, parts of which have been lost due to trimming of the leaves (folio 1);
(ii) Unruled leaves on which he has written various poems and songs (folio 35), and a list of the clans of Scotland (folio 44).
The volume is stamped 'Bagpipe Music 1825' and 'P.R.' on the front cover.