Talented John’s ambition is far from a pipe dream

Piper John William, aged 12, from Perth

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Not even a wee holiday in Oban will keep young John William from his pipes.

The 12-year-old entertained crowds of passersby on the seafront on Friday and Saturday gathering a heap of change from enthralled visitors who were eager to capture his soaring Scottish seranades on their phones.

John, a member of Perth and District Pipe Band since he was 10, has ambitions to follow in the footsteps of uncle Eddie Townsley, a grade one piper.

The youngster has his sights set on becoming an Inveraray Grade One, with hopes of one day leading his pipe band as its major.

John said: ‘We’re just through here on a wee holiday and I just play a mix of tunes and try and practice every day.’

Remember the name – a young man who looks like he’ll go far.