Katherine McGillivray's memorial grove

A grove of trees in the Scottish Highlands

Katherine McGillivray died suddenly but peacefully on 1 August 2006. We will all miss her. We would like to plant some trees to serve as a permanent reminder of Katherine's generosity, enthusiasm, humour and musicality, in the country that she loved.

If you would like to make a donation to a trust fund for musicians in celebration of Katherine's life, please contact Iain or Alison for details. There is a book of condolences on the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra site at


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Donated by Miles Golding

11th June 2012

10th August 2006

Katherine, we will never forget you. Thank you for your friendship.
Katharina, Andrew and Freddie.

In memory of a fine musician and very much loved friend.
Miss M K Ascherson

A tree for Katherine from Sam - we both hope he and it will grow up to be as strong and yet as supple, as grounded and yet as able to listen to the wind, as flourishing and as beautiful, inside and out, as Katherine was and as her grove will remind us all to be! With much love from Sam, Kate and Martin. XXX

I was so sorry to hear the news. My deepest condolences to Alison and Mr McGillivray and to all Katherine's friends and fellow musicians.
Sarah-Lynne Wadsworth

In memory of Katherine McGillivray, from Dinah and Earl at Marquis.

For Katherine McGillivray, who lived her life to the full and who will continue to inspire me.
Catherine Martin

To dear Katherine with love always from Simon and Andrea XX

To Katherine, for many wonderful memories of your playing and friendship, from the members of the English Baroque Soloists

I'll be hugging that tree for you, ye girl ye!
Anthea Haddow

Katherine - you were one of the unsung heros of the musical world. Through your music, you gave so much to make life better for people - you deserved a very much longer life in return. This grove of trees will make a very fitting, and long-lasting memorial.
Andrew Benson-Wilson

Dunedin Consort

I only heard you play once, with your sister at Tetbury two years ago, as part of what was described as…
John Gray

It's easy to forget how much one life can make a difference to so many, but thank you for showing us how. You could see straight to the bottom of any situation and then laugh about it. And you never played without having something new to say. What a big generous soul. Memories of you will grow with these trees.

For Katherine with much love Tina, Barry and Callum

To Katherine, with lots of love from Heather & Calum xx

In memory of a friend from childhood. Ruth

thankyou for your friendship, kindness and giggles! I have many wonderful memories of time spent together with you, with and without your viola. I think of you with a smile. With love to Ian and Alison, Emma xxx

for Katherine and the centipede who still makes me giggle. With love Katie, Gerti and Lisi

Will Conway and Sarah Bevan-Baker

In memory of Katherine McGillivray on behalf of The King's Consort Choir and Orchestra.

You were an inspiration to us all. Thank you.

Enjoy your grove in spirit Katherine, we miss you. Emilia and Bill.

in memory of a dear & remarkable friend with a toast on hogmany. With love from Mary.

Donation towards a grove of trees for Katherine McGillivray: we so enjoyed her playing

In memory of our dear friend Katherine who we think about often and miss very much. Ashley Solomon & Sarah Tunkel

I met Katherine only once over a B&B breakfast in Crail last year, but caught a real flavour of her great personality, and heard her lovely playing the same day- a real loss to the musical world.

To Katherine, with love…Nicky Akeroyd

in loving memory of Katherine McGillivray

You made beautiful flower arrangements for my wedding when you hardly knew me. You were such a generous person and a magnificent musician. I had huge amounts of admiration for you. Pamela Thorby

We missed you, Katherine, so much at the EUBO Auditions this year....your Scottish dancing, music making and whisky drinking. It will never be the same again. Paul/John

In memory of a wonderful friend. We will never forget your generosity, warmth, humour, good sense and intelligence. Your spirit lives on Katherine. With love Clare, Jan, Tal, Aidan and Laila.

I only recently found out the news of Katherine's death and I find myself thinking of her often. A wonderful person, a true musician and a great loss to the world. My heartfelt condolences go especially to Alison and all Katherine's family and friends.
Claire Taylor

for dear Katherine, you are in our hearts for ever. So many happy memories- including making music at Christmas time. Gratefully with our love, Melville and Elizabeth

With love, Catherine (Manson)

Jean Braidwood

From Walter and Linda

In loving memory of Katherine, I will aways remember the wonderful and interesting times we had at music lessons in school and during our adventures on the Duke of Edinburgh award. You and your music is an inspriation to me. I'm so sorry I only heard about your death now. With love from Linda (Morrison).

In memory of a dear friend. A wonderful person, generous and caring and a truly gifted musician. My heartfelt condolences to Alison and her family.
Sharona Joshua

For dearest Katherine - I am thinking of you so often! Fanny

from Nicolette and Robin

Donated by Rachel Brown, Cathy Rimer, Jill Shutt, K J Fawcett, Katharina, Andrew and Freddie. Miss M K Ascherson, Sam, Kate and Martin. Sarah-Lynne Wadsworth, Dinah Hoyle, Catherine Martin, Dr Simon Jones, Val Botwright, Trevor Jones, Bill Carter, Iona Davies, Garet

1st January 1970

Your grove of trees

The trees in this grove will be carefully planted in protected sites in the Scottish Highlands where they will create homes for wildlife and forests for the future.

Scots pine against a summer blue sky.
Twinflowers in bloom on pine woodland floor.
A Scotch argus butterfly on common ragwort.
Katherine McGillivray's grove
Trees in this grove: 698

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