Scott pipes in the Waverley
A 13 year-old piper has ensured that holidaymakers on board the Waverley never forget their stop at Kilcreggan.
Scott Cathro is a member of the Helensburgh and District Pipe Band and had occasionally represented the band playing on Helensburgh pier to welcome the Waverley.
The young piper enjoyed the task and it occurred to him at the start of the summer that he could have the fun of piping in the Waverley every week when she visited Kilcreggan.
And so, throughout the sailing season Scott has been seen on Kilcreggan Pier, as the world famous paddle steamer berthed, entertaining the passengers with his talent.
His mum Laura said: “He just decided to do it himself and he has really enjoyed it as well as making a bit of pocket money from tips!”
And the youngster has become such a popular sight that local people have chosen to join the visitors in the pier to hear him play and he has even been asked to play at a wedding and at a 60th birthday celebration.
Scott, whose grandfather is Argyll and Bute Councillor Danny Kelly, learned to play the chanter aged seven and graduated to the pipes when he was 11. He played briefly with the Peninsula Pipe Band before joining the Helensburgh and District band.
As well as the training and practise session with the pipe band, Scott gets lessons at Hermitage Academy from Donald McPhee who is a member of the Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band who recently won the Grade 1 World Championships.
If you would like to have Scott play for a special occasion give him a ring on 01436 842217.
Scott is pictured playing on the pier and with his Mum, dad Dougie and twin brothers Ross and Stuart.