Each Pipers Gilley is handcrafted from
furniture grade tubing and finished
in gloss black. Rubber table tops are
available in green (shown here), yellow,
blue or red. Fast set-up!
After the Reformation in Scotland, when the playing of the
pipes was frowned upon by the austere Scottish divines, the
use of the pipes was greatly discontinued in the lowlands. It
was the Highlands, therefore, which became the stronghold of
the practice of bagpipe music. Each clan Chief had his
hereditary piper, whose position was an important one. He
had lands for his support and was of superior rank to the other
members of the Chief's retinue.
On occasions of ceremony, as, for instance, on a visit to a
neighbour, the chief of a Highland clan was attended by his
tail. The tail was composed of the henchman; the bard or
poet; the bladier or spokesman; the gillemore or bearer of the
broadsword; the gillecasflue, whose business it was to carry
the chief over fords; the gulleconstraine, who led the chief in
dangerous passes; the gulletruishanarnish, or carrier of the
baggage; the piper; and lastly the piper's gilley who, as his
master was always a gentleman, carried the pipes.
Source: The Tartans of the Clans of Scotland.
History of the Pipers Gilley
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