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Kilmuir Epitaph

This unfinished inscription in Kilmuir Cemetery is intriguing as the payment for its erection was never completed. The money was to be paid by the son of the piper herein interred, but the son 'was lost at sea in a storm while ferrying cattle across the Minch'.

Here lye the remains of Charles Mackarter
Whose fame as an honest
Man and remarkable piper
Will survive this generation
For his manners were easy and
Regular as his music and the the
Melody of his fingers will . . .

No-one today knows of his talents or the significance of
'the the'.

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