The following is courtesy of Tom Arnold... A little info on my Grandfather. His name was Donald MacKenzie. Born in 1911 in Dundee, Scotland and lived in Stirling and Dunblane prior to immigrating to the U.S. in 1925. Returned a year later and immigrated again around 1930. I suspect he returned to the Stirling area. We are about 99% sure he started taking lessons in NYC (Armonk, NY?) sometime in the 30's. During his return to Scotland he purchased a set of S & I Hendersons from a lawyer and the set I have was apparently my grandfather's sister's pipes. My Grandfather sold his Henderson's to Thomas Hinchey when he wasn't able to play anymore in the mid 70's. When he sold them he said "no one in his family was interested in playing them." I was about 2 yrs old at the time. It would be nice to get his Henderson's back in the family. We have a few pics of Grandpa in full dress holding them. Fortunatly he kept the set I have, which I thoroughly enjoy and treasure.
As for my Great Grandfather. He was in WWI in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. As far as we know he was not a piper.
Anyway the pipes in the pics were apparently my great aunts and we have very little info on them. She lost interest in playing when she married Leonard Star (Creator of Thunder Cats and cartoonist of Little Orphan Annie).