A plaque commemorating one of the “all-time piping greats” has been unveiled outside his former workshop in Aberdeen.
George Stewart McLennan, better known as G.S. McLennan, wrote some of the most popular piping tunes played by bands across Scotland – and even played for Queen Victoria.
The former Gordon Highlander pipe major was also renowned for his craftsmanship, and created hundreds of bagpipes from his shop on Bath Street in the city centre – which is now a hair salon.
To celebrate his life, which was cut tragically short by lung cancer at the age of just 46 in 1929, Bucksburn and District Pipe Band have now put in place a special memorial plaque outside the shop.
Mr McLennan’s grandson Hamish McLennan travelled from Thurso for the unveiling.
He is pictured with the piper’s two great-grandchildren Calum and Shonagh at the unveiling.
The band played a number of Mr McLennan’s most popular tunes at the event.