Provenance (from the French provenir, ‘to come from/forth’) is the chronology of the ownership, custody or location of a historical object. The term was originally mostly used in relation to works of art but is now used in similar senses in a wide range of fields, including archaeology, paleontology, archives, manuscripts, printed books, the circular economy, and science and computing.

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The Highlanders have a few sets of bagpipes which were donated to the band to be used with students. We thought it would be a good idea to keep a record of when these pipes were donated, their make, who they came from, who has played them and when. As such, welcome to our new section, Provenance!

Set #1 R.G. Hardie Bagpipes
Set #2 Kintail Pipes
Set #3 David Naill DN2 Bagpipes
Set #4 Henderson Bagpipes
Set #5 Franken Pipes
Set #6 John Burris Pipes
Practice Goose

Click the links above to read about the history of the band’s pipes.

Old pipes can always use work! Bands typically stock and provide pipe chanters and reeds, drone cords, and bag covers but bags and drone reeds in particular need periodic replacement. To make a donation to the Highlanders for use with our loaner sets, please use the link below, even the smallest amount would be put to good use!

If you have an old set of pipes which are not being used, consider donating them to the Highlanders or another pipe band!