Police help Govan pupils bag piping tuition

Musical pupils from Glasgow have bagged themselves some expert bagpipe coaching from the police.

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  • Govan youngsters are enjoying piping lessons
  • Govan youngsters are enjoying piping lessons
  • Govan youngsters are enjoying piping lessons
  • Govan youngsters are enjoying piping lessons
  • Govan youngsters are enjoying piping lessons
  • Govan youngsters are enjoying piping lessons

Officers from the Greater Glasgow Police Scotland Pipe Band are tutoring Govan youngsters ahead of their first performance at the Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships.

Pupils from Riverside, St Constantine's, Pirrie Park and St Saviour's primary schools receive an hour of bagpipe classes every week from Police pipe band Sergeant Iain MacPherson and former pipe band member Iain Watson.

Iain MacPherson said: "It's been a real privilege to head back to Govan to open the eyes of youngsters to the world of piping.

"Some of them were completely unaware of the Greater Glasgow Police Scotland's Pipe Band's origins, so it was a pleasure to let them know the area is steeped in such rich piping culture.

"It's definitely helped inspire them into picking up the bagpipes and we have been inundated with requests for tuition."

Pupils from Govan High School are also given one full day of tuition a week.

The Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships are due to take place in Edinburgh on March 9.

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