Duo’s six peak pipe challenge
TEENAGE Pipers climbed six 3,000ft Scottish mountains last weekend and played the pipes on each peak to raise money for charity.
Ned Robertson and George Nickerson, both 17, climbed six Munros to raise £12,000 for the Argyll Piping Trust, which pays for youngsters to learn the pipes.
So far, they have raised £7,209.
The pair, who attend Winchester, an English public school, wrote a new song especially for this challenge, ‘Munros Mayketh Man’, a play on their school motto, which is ‘Manners Mayketh Man’.
George, whose family comes from Kintyre, said ‘ We both feel very fortunate to have been able to learn the bagpipes throughout our school careers and want to help other children have the same opportunity.’
Ned, from Suffolk, is also playing ‘The March of the Cameron Men’ in memory of his grandfather, Sandy Robertson, who fought with the Second Battalion Cameron Highlanders in World War ll. Ned said: ‘I
inherited the chanter on which he learnt the pipes in a prisoner of war camp. His battalion were matched into captivity to the pipe band playing the regimental march.’