Parliament piper plays Proclaimers from on Dundee museum

Stuart McMillan, the Scottish Parliaments official piper, playing The Proclaimers Im Gonna Be (500 Miles) on top of Dundees V&A
Stuart McMillan, the Scottish Parliaments official piper, playing The Proclaimers Im Gonna Be (500 Miles) on top of Dundees V&A
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A new Dundee museum has marked St Andrew’s Day by inviting the Scottish Parliament’s official piper to play on its roof.

Stuart McMillan MSP played I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) by The Proclaimers from the vantage point on the V&A Museum of Design overlooking the River Tay.

Designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, the £80 million museum is on schedule to open to the public in the second half of next year.

Mr McMillan said: “V&A Dundee is very unique. I think it is going to become an iconic Scottish building. When I first saw the museum I thought it would be an ideal location to have a piper on the roof to play a couple of tunes. Thankfully, I’m not scared of heights.

“I have a link with Dundee as I studied at Abertay University. I am very fond of the city and I’m delighted to see the regeneration work that is taking place. Every time I am back I see something else that has changed.

“Piping on the roof of V&A Dundee was a wonderful way to mark St Andrew’s Day and make people aware of what is being created in the city.”

Mr McMillan has piped at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, the opening of the Queensferry Crossing, the launch of the Glen Sannox ferry at Ferguson Marine in Port Glasgow, international football tournaments and cup finals. In the summer of he piped at all 42 senior Scottish football clubs over the course of five days to raise money for the Andy Adams Fund, Clyde Cash for Kids and Clydeside Action on Asbestos.