Young Gregor MacDonald is thrilled when he gets a set of bagpipes for his birthday. Now he can be just like Grandad. But each time he starts to play, an awful noise sounds, Honk-eeyyoww! And each time, he hears the same angry cry, 'You can't play here!'
Poor Gregor goes from house, to loch, to barn and to hillside disturbing people, until he finds acceptance in the most unlikely of places.
Angus Corby is a landscape architect who lives in Fife. Reading to his three daughters inspired him to illustrate and write a picture book for children. His grandfather was once a piper for the Duke of Hamilton and told many a good tale of his days playing at events across Scotland. Young Angus wanted to learn the bagpipes himself but discovered what a painful process it can be - especially for everyone around him. Perseverence paid off, however and he's a proficient piper.