An American anecdote in Scotland: My what good pipers you have – Part 2

Published: June 30, 2010

Derek Midgley of Tinton Falls, New Jersey, continues with his insights and advice for non-Scottish pipers who want to try their hand at solo competitions in Scotland, but may not know the esoteric and mysterious world that can be the UK solo scene. From finding transportation to sourcing accommodation, from diet recommendations to practice connections, from weathering the ever-changing rain-to-wind-to-sun-to-cold-to-rain conditions to warming up apr¨¨s-games, Midgley sees the lighter side to the heavy-lifting that is the most competitive solo scene on earth. The second part of the series.

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