Flowers of the Forest for Prince Philip's Funeral

A beautiful performance by Pipe Major Colour Sergeant Peter Grant. Can you imagine the pressure as he played Flowers of the Forest after the Duke of Edinburgh's coffin was lowered into the royal vault at Windsor Castle? There were no options to record again!

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Were the Bagpipes Banned as an Instrument of War?

For centuries, there has been a long-held belief that bagpipes were classified as an instrument of war and were banned in the Act of Proscription of 1746.

The story goes that in the aftermath of the Jacobite Rising of 1745, culminating in the now infamous Battle of Culloden, possessing a set of pipes or playing bagpipes them was banned.

Unfortunately, history is always far more complicated than we think...