Keith Sanger reports on a piper visiting Scotland in the 14th century

In her comprehensive work, Menestrellorum Multitudo, Constance Bullock-Da- vies mentions a Janin le Cheuretter: he was definitely a bagpiper and was paid at Berwick, either going up to or com- ing down from Scotland. No reason to think he was a Scot, just another ‘Norman minstrel’ but it does place signs of a bagpipe being played around Scotland in front of the natives during 1311. Hence the earliest bagpipe in Scotland, ( Berwick had not been annexed at that time [and presumably he had played whilst further north]).