93rd Highlanders' Welcome to Glasgow
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93rd HIGHLANDER'S WELCOME TO GLASGOW. Scottish, Pipe March (whole time). A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The 93rd Regiment of Foot , or The Sutherland Highlanders (now amalgamated into the Royal Regiment of Scotland), embarked to Canada in January, 1838, for service in the Patriot War, a series of armed skirmishes along the Canadian-American border, but largely fought by Canadians on each side. The regiment disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia in March 1838, and saw action at the Battle of the Windmill in November 1838, the last and most prominent incident in the conflict. The 93rd remained in Canada for ten years, until embarking for home in August, 1848. The regiment arrived at Stirling Castle in October, 1848, and provided a Guard of Honour for Queen Victoria on her visit to Glasgow in August 1849. Given the timing of the regiments return to Scotland and the publication of Gunn's 1848 volume, it is reasonable to believe that the march is an original by Gunn in honor of the regiment's return from Canada.