Music: Banff Festival

Bonaparte once said to a musician: "There is only one musical instrument I know that never gets out of tune—that is the drum."

Had he been a Scot he could have said "the bagpipe," which never fails to rally battling Scots. But Scotland, which has been shouting, for centuries about her great men, has never produced a Bonaparte, so the epigram remains to be said.

Three hundred years ago a band of Scotsmen, wearied of ecclesiastical feuds and tyrannous wars, sailed for America. Seeking a climate like...

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