Bang­ing the drum for pip­ing

The Scotsman - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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