Teen completes bagpipes challenge while in lockdown

Max Rae has played for 100 days to raise money for Strathcarron Hospice.

A teenager from Bridge of Allan has played the bagpipes every day of lockdown to raise money for charity.

As well as perfecting his craft, Max Rae aimed to raise money for charity while lifting the spirits of his community.

When lockdown started, Max was left with more free time after his school closed and his pipe band competitions were cancelled.

He has used that time to complete a challenge he set himself to pipe for 100 days, raising money for Strathcarron Hospice.

Max has decided to keep piping until he reaches his goal of getting to £12,900, which is enough to cover the hospice’s expenses for a day.