According to Book 22, the dance was »Devised by Lord Craigmyle while in India«. The Laird of Milton in question is known to be the late Chief of Clan Arthur, James E. MacArthur-Moir (1914-2004), who apparently worked in India for a while. The dance was invented on the occasion of the birth of his daughter – according to »Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition«, she is called Mary MacArthur (now Wood) and was born on 10 October 1950.
Bill Clement (1923-2012) was a notable piper, composer of music and dances, dance teacher, and RSCDS functionary.
Note by the deviser in TacTalk of jan. 1986: on [17-32] the corners set »as written«; they do not split the setting as is customary in »J.B. Milne«.
Devised in May 1967 in New Zealand by Bob Campbell of Canada for Jean Conway, Elma See, Lorraine Dyall, and Margaret Gray of the Newcastle (Australia) Colleges Strathspey and Reel Club.