Technical description: Lapped wooden shell (possibly ash or oak); with pattern of tacks at join; oval carrying harness ring mounted on rectangular plate, fixed to edge of lapped joint by four wood screws. Nine buffs, possibly original; calf heads, possibly original. 22-inch heads. Repair History: Evidence of repair in shell, but may be from original manufacture.
General usage of type: Military / marching band. Specific usage history: There were two Edinburgh Highland Volunteer Regiments, one existing from 1797 to 1802 and the other from 1802 to 1808, both Napoleonic rifle volunteers who drilled in Edinburgh but did not see active service.
a.|myers, c.|overton and r.|parks, 2.5.98.
Purchased in 1983 with assistance from the Government's Local Museums Purchase Fund and the University's General Council Trust.