Dr. Hugh Cheape, M.B.E. worked for the National Museum of Scotland for over 30 years, and in that time he curated and built the NMS's collection of bagpipes. This book describes the collection, what Cheape learned about the items, and his conclusions about the history of piping in Scotland.
This is a fascinating read, scholarly and accessible at the same time, and the book's conclusions changed a lot of what has been traditionally assumed about the history of bagpipes in Scotland, Ireland and England.
Includes a CD-ROM with support material, photos and documents.