A composing competition for a bagpipe tune for Wimbledon Champion, Andy Murray, by The College of Piping in Glasgow has been launched and immediately welcomed by Stuart McMillan MSP, who is himself a piper and who represents the West of Scotland.
Mr McMillan – the only MSP who is a piper – says: ‘A pipe tune for Andy Murray is a fantastic idea by the College of Piping and they are to be congratulated for such a creative initiative. I am sure it will capture the public’s imagination – and it’s bound to be a smash.
‘Andy Murray has made history with his outstanding Wimbledon victory, his second Grand Slam, and his Olympic Gold. I have no doubt that the calibre of tunes that will be composed will be befitting of Andy’s phenomenal achievements.’
This is an inspirational idea by the college – on a level with painting a home town pillar box gold for each Gold Medal winner at the London 2012 Olympics but requiring no maintenance other than the repeated playing the winning tune will certainly get.