'Collection of the ancient martial music of Caledonia’ by Donald Macdonald (Edinburgh, 1822), with the signature of Peter Reid dated Glasgow 1826, a poem in his hand, and other material bound in at the back. Edit




  • 1822-1826 (Creation)


  • 109 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Scope and Contents

    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.

  • Bibliography

    A full description of the printed work cited here may be available in the Library's printed book catalogue.

  • Arrangement

    5 + 8 + 117 printed pages + 44 + some blank folios.

  • Custodial History

    Bought by the National Library of Scotland with the aid of the Murdoch Henderson Fund.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Bought, 1989.