Banning bagpipes on the Royal Mile

The World

In Scotland there’s no more iconic of a sight than a bagpiper standing on Royal Mile and playing his music. But that may be about to change. This bagpiper says he faces the risk of having his instrument taken away and charged with disturbing the peace if he continues to play on Royal Mile. He says he understands the complaints but people want to play music at this prime tourist spot. But people live and work on Royal Mile too. This resident says pipers from all over the world come to Royal Mile in the summer and all play in a small area at the same time. Other residents are mixed about the new ban.

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