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There have been some notable whistlers in Scottish folk, traditional and dance music, and I have attempted to find out about those musicians, and any other anecdotes, scandal and history regarding the whistle in Scotland. This is a big job, as you can imagine, and I have just scratched the surface. These pages will be expanded in time, and I'd love to hear your suggestions, stories, etc (email me).

Watt Nicoll
Wee Willie White, Glasgow
Roy Williamson (The Corries)
Alex Green
Willie Kemp
John Carruthers
Jimmy Greenan
Marc Duff (Capercaillie)
Nick Keir (Finn Maccuil/MacAlmans)
Phil Smillie (Tannahill Weavers)
Allan MacLeod (Tannahill Weavers)
Arthur Watson (The Gaugers)
Billy Jackson (Ossian)
George Jackson (Ossian)
Billy Ross (Ossian)
Iain Macdonald (Ossian)
Rory Campbell (Old Blind Dogs)
Phil Cunningham (Silly Wizard)
Sean O'Rourke (Alba)
Tony Cuffe (Alba)
Ken McKay (The Livingstones)
Helen Forbes (Foundry Bar Band)
Robin Williamson
John Gahagan (Kentigern/Battlefield Band)
Peter Boond (Ceolbeg)
Annie Grace (The Iron Horse)
Munro Gauld
Jock Maclean, Glasgow
Will Hastie, Lanarkshire
Norman Chalmers (Jock Tamson's Bairns/Easy Club, etc)
Rebecca Knorr
Brendan Hyde
Jimmy Greenan
Gordon Duncan