Banging the drum for piping
Emily Gormley, 11, from Rutherglen, the youngest member of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Novice Juvenile Pipe Band, practises in Glasgow before Piping Live!, a week-long festival featuring more than 5,000 pipers from around the world.
Members of the Piping Live! Big Band took to Glasgow’s George Square to mark the start of the Piping Live! festival, which will see pipers from as far as New Zealand, Canada and Malaysia taking part in the week-long musical celebration.
The Big Band has 143 members from all over the world, including Canada and New Zealand.
Festival director Roddy Macleod said: “We are delighted to welcome so many pipers and musicians from all over the world to this year’s Piping Live!” More than 40,000 visitors are expected for the event, which runs until Sunday.