Highland Games Parade, float carrying model of the cenotaph, c 1950s. Red Archie MacGillivray, Chief of Police is on horseback. Courtesy of Antigonish Heritage Museum, 99.51.3. Restoration: Jeff Parker.
Red Archie MacGillivray, so called for his red hair, is on horseback. He became Chief of Police in 1938, and served for 15 years.
In an interview for a newspaper, he was asked “about his unusual and most difficult days. In the first instance he classified a trip to New Glasgow to help safeguard the visit of the King and Queen in the late thirties as a real pleasure. As for those most trying days, the Highland Games are without doubt the worst that could ever be encountered.”