Roddy MacLeod honoured by Glasgow

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Roddy MacLeod MBE accepting his award from Eva Bolander, Glasgow's Lord Provost.
Roddy MacLeod MBE accepting his award from Eva Bolander, Glasgow’s Lord Provost.

Roddy MacLeod MBE has received an honour from the City of Glasgow. At a ceremony held in Glasgow’s City Chambers last Friday (May 31), the Principal of The National Piping Centre and five-time Glenfiddich Champion, received the Lord Provost’s Award “for Services to Performing Arts and Music in the City”.

In his acceptance speech, Mr MacLeod remarked how piping, playing in pipe bands and music in general can enrich lives by bringing discipline to practice, teamwork skills and dedication to the culture. He went on to say that as a UNESCO City of Music, it was great that the city was recognising Traditional Music and its contribution to the culture of Glasgow in this way.

Roddy delivers a short speech thanking the city for his award.
Roddy delivers a short speech thanking the city for his award.

Mr MacLeod was one of 11 recipients of awards in various categories, including business, education, charity and the community. These 11 groups and individuals were recognised for their endeavours across the city. Other honoured individuals included Laura Muir, the current European 1500m champion and recent graduate of the University of Glasgow Veterinary School.