P/M J. K. Cairns

Composed by P/M Archie McNeil Cairns in 1978 as a tribute to his father P/M John Knox Cairns who died in 1952, age 56.

Both men were renowned Pipe Majors of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders of Canada.

Archie Cairns' son, also called John Knox Cairns, won both the Argyllshire Gathering Gold Medal and the Northern Meeting Gold Medal in 1999 and now plays with the 78th Fraser Highlanders.