The Gordon Duncan Memorial Trust is offering grants to Scotland’s self-employed pipers who are struggling financially due to gigs being cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The grants are also available to other traditional musicians.

The grants – £250 – are part of a ‘performance award’ fund set up the Trust.

A spokesman said: “We anticipate high demand for this and we ask that applicants are genuinely struggling to make ends meet over the next few weeks and don’t have significant savings to tide them over.

Gordon Duncan.

“We are a small charity with limited funds so we have a ceiling on how much we can assist.”

Applicants should fill in an application form and send a five-minute video performance. Full details can be found here.

The Gordon Duncan Memorial Trust is a registered Scottish charity that was set up in 2006 following the death of one of Scotland’s most influential and outstanding traditional musicians. The Trust aims to preserve and build on Gordon’s legacy by funding and supporting young traditional musicians.