X:1 % T:Milton-Duff C:J. Scott Skinner M:C L:1/8 R:Strathspey N:"To Wm. Stuart." B:Skinner - The Logie Collection (1888, p. 111) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Dmin D<DA>D d>D A2|C<CG>C c>C G2|D<DA>D d>DA>d|f>dA>d F>D-D2| D/D/DA>D d>D A2|C/C/CG>C c>C G2|D/D/DA>D d>DA>d| f>de>a f>d-d||e|f>de>^c d<af>d|e>cd>=B c<ge>c| f>de>^c (3def ef/g/|f>dA>d F>D0D>d|f>d e/d/^c d<af>d| e>c d/c/=B c<ge>c|.f/.e/.d .^c/.d/.e (3def (3gab|a>fe>a f>d-[F2d2]||
MILTON-DUFF. Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). D Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'B. Composer by fiddler-composer and dancing master J. Scott Skinner (1843-1927), who dedicated it to William Stuart. He appended this verse to the tune:
Have e'er ye been in Pluscarden,
And seen the abbey i' the glen?
The bubblin' Blackburn de ye ken?
The burn that runs thro' Milton O'.
Skinner's tune is named for the Miltonduff distillery, founded in 1824 soon after the Excise Act on the one-time site of the meal mill of the derelict Benedictine Pluscarden Abbey, Glen of Pluscarden. It was purchased in 1866 by William Stuart, who sold it in 1895.