12-year-old Scottish schoolboy plays his bagpipes to raise money for Heart Research UK after granny suffers two heart attacks

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Kyle and his grandmother

A 12-year-old bagpiper from a village in the Highlands, Scotland, was inspired to raise money for Heart Research UK after his grandmother suffered two heart attacks.

Kyle Cameron, who lives in Rosemarkie with his mum, Hanako, and dad, David, raised £169.40 when he performed alongside his tutor, Rev Canon Mel Langille, after Sunday service at the Saint Andrew’s Scottish Episcopal Church. 

David, 53, said “Kyle wanted to do something to help others with his piping and support his granny. He’s played bagpipes since he was 8 and knows she enjoys it when he plays, so he organised the concert himself to raise money for Heart Research UK.

“Every time he performs, we’re just so proud of him. All his friends support him so much. When he was performing at the church, everyone was clapping and stomping their feet. It was so lovely to see everyone supporting our son”.

Kyle, who is a member of the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland and has won prizes at youth competitions, was inspired after his grandmother Margaret, 72, suffered two heart attacks. Following treatment, she has now fully recovered.

Mum Hanako said “Kyle and his granny get along very well. They grow strawberries together and even make a good baking team.

“His granny loves hearing Kyle play. Her favourite songs include Amazing Grace, Highland Cathedral and Maggie Cameron”.

Well done Kyle.