RODDY GAR­DEN ZIP WIRE

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RODDY kept a tune go­ing while trav­el­ling at speeds of up to 50mph on a zip­wire 100ft above Ceannabeinne Beach in Dur­ness, Sutherland.

The dare­devil piper was filmed fly­ing over the beach play­ing The Tak­ing of Beau­mont Hamel.

Roddy, from Cove, Aberdeen, said it was fun and the “most un­usual place” he had played.

The 49-year-old, who has also played in the moun­tains and while bungee jump­ing, said: “I like to play when­ever I can, some­times in strange places. I hadn’t thought about it un­til we got to the zi­pline and said to my girl­friend, ‘I’ll just go for it’.

“I got har­nessed in and off I went. I was so busy try­ing to play a tune I for­got to look at the view.

“I play with the He­lens­burgh Pipe Band and they were all laugh­ing their heads off af­ter see­ing the video. I’ve now been chal­lenged to do it on a bungee jump – I’m not to sure about that one but we’ll see.”

HIGH FLIER Roddy on bungee jump

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