What happens when some idiot is spewing hateful and bigoted nonsense in the middle of the street? Why you take out your bagpipes and drown them out! This is an excellent reason to take up the instrument!
Not so fun is what happened to a bagpipe player who forgot to clean his instrument. He developed hypersensitivity pneumontitis, which left him with a persistent cough.
This lung disease is from an allergic reaction to mold, fungus and dust. It took years to figure out that the fungus was growing in his bagpipe!
For more info see here
Keep your Bagpipe’s clean and you'll have many years of piping fun!
Science article for more info.
Starting next issue, the Scotia News will have a regular new column which will examine Scotland’s media – television, films, books, newspapers, theater, radio, and more. We’ll try to point out a bit of the history involved as well as highlight the comings and goings of what makes Scotland’s media unique – in fact examine it to see if it is in fact different from anywhere else - so stay tuned.
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