Falkirk pipers say thanks to key workers and NHS staff

Across the district the skirl of the pipes was heard as thousands came out to applaud NHS and care staff

By Jill Buchanan
Friday, 3rd April 2020, 11:48 am
Updated Friday, 3rd April 2020, 11:49 am

Once again the country was urged to come to their doors, windows and balconies at 8pm last night to Clap for Carers.

Last week’s event had been so successful that it took place again – and last night pipers joined in with Pipe Up for Key Workers at the same time.

Musicians joined together in a rendition of Scotland the Brave to show gratitude and support for the hard work being done every day as the number of Covid-19 cases continues to rise across the globe.

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Robbie MacIsaac from Falkirk playing the pipes for PipeUpforKeyWorkers

One of those taking part at the Kelpies was Robbie MacIsaac (19), a former Falkirk High pupil who won a music scholarship to Strathallan School.

He’s set up his own business, MacIsaac Ltd, after inventing a flux blowpipe, which stops moisture getting into bagpipes to help prevent bagpipe lung.

And throughout the district there many other pipers showed their appreciation for key workers by joining in.