Duo’s six peak pipe chal­lenge

The Oban Times - - Leisure -

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.’

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