The Glendaruel Highlanders

The Glendaruel Highlanders was composed about 1860 by Alexander Fettes, Pipe Major of the City of Aberdeen Volunteers Regiment. It was probably composed in honour of John MacDougall Gillies, also a member of the Aberdeen Volunteers, whose family came from Glendaruel, Argyllshire, but lived in King Street, Aberdeen, at the time. Gillies was employed as a painter and decorator in Aberdeen. When the Argyllshire Volunteers came under the command of Colonel Campbell of Glendaruel they "borrowed" it as their march past because of the title and it was handed down to their successors, the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. The 3rd and 4th parts were added by by D. R. MacLennan, who was in the Seaforth Highlanders, at a much later date.

The tune was used much later for the song "Campbeltown Loch I Wish You Were Whisky".