Lone piper sets the scene

A lone piper filled the air in Wingham with the sound of historic bagpipes on Thursday.

Rob Gow was out and about promoting the Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival and amazed onlookers with his piping skills.

The bagpipes he was playing were just as impressive. The 103 year-old pipes were being played in honour of their late owner Alex B Cunningham of the Cunningham Pipe Band.

The pipe's long history includes being played at the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1932.

Rob Gow was the official piper for the Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival for eight years until his retirement. 

Click here for the Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival program of events

Bagpipe player Rob Gow in Wingham

Bagpipe player Rob Gow in Wingham

103 year-old bagpipes

103 year-old bagpipes

The detail on the historic bagpipes

The detail on the historic bagpipes

The detail on the historic bagpipes

The detail on the historic bagpipes

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