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Airdrie Pipers Wins Two Titles


Ross is pictured with Jim Park, left, North Lanarkshire’s head of music instruction, and council leader Jim Logue.

Talented piper Ross Strain hit the high notes as he collected two titles at a music competition.

He won the under-15 category of the Piobaireachd (Ground) contest, showcasing the classical music of the Highland bagpipe, at the National Piping Centre’s junior contest.

The Airdrie Academy pupil also won the strathspey & reel event, with St Ambrose High pupil Hazel Whyte coming third in same category.

Mr Park said: “The Piobaireachd is a highly technical and demanding form and Ross has done terrifically well.”