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Piper Roddy MacLeod wins championship for fifth time

Roddy MacLeod Image copyright Derek Maxwell
Image caption Mr MacLeod beat nine other champions to win this year's 43rd piping championship

A piper from Glasgow has won the prestigious Glenfiddich Piping Championship for the fifth time.

Roddy MacLeod claimed the 2016 title after competing against some of the world's most highly acclaimed pipers.

The championship was established in 1974 to bring together the world's finest players.

All 10 competitors who were invited to take part at the event at Blair Castle in Perthshire had won other piping events during the past year.

Mr MacLeod said: "Taking part is always a highlight of the year for whoever is lucky enough to earn their place.

"It's always an honour to play and compete alongside great talent."

Image copyright Derek Maxwell
Image caption The 10 competitors had all won prestigious accolades at other piping events in the past year

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