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The Sri Dasmesh Pipe Band, a Malaysian Sikh Band, tunes up outside the Gurdwara Singh Sabah temple in Glasgow ahead of their performances at Pipping Live! and the World Pipe Band Championships PIC: John Devlin

Music review: Piping Live!, various venues, Glasgow

OUTSIDE the National Piping Centre’s thronged Street Café, someone is sporting a T-shirt bearing the slogan “Bagpipes – putting the ‘Fun’ back in Funeral”. It’s a witty manifestation of what is often a very serious business, as Glasgow becomes a drone-centred universe during Piping Live!, the city’s week-long count-down to today’s World Pipe Band Championships on Glasgow Green.

Queensferry Crossing: Is it a bridge or a crashed spaceship being fixed by aliens desperate to return home to their 'Kingdom', a bit like Fife commuters (Picture: Ian Georgeson)

I’ve got a theory about conspiracy theorists – Kevan Christie

Jeffrey Epstein’s death was suicide? A lone gunman killed JFK? 9/11 was achieved by 19 hijackers armed like 80s football casuals? Some things are too hard to believe, particularly for damaged indivudals raised on a litany of lies about Santa and heaven, writes Kevan Christie (a Fife commuter who’s become convinced the Queensferry Crossing is actually an alien spaceship).

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