A rousing march to galvanise support for the family of missing Madeleine McCann has been played at a major bagpipe championship.
Lone piper Alasdair Gillies took to the stage at the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow to mark the 100th day since the four-year-old’s suspected abduction in Portugal.
Members of her family stood with Mr Gillies, a former world champion piper, as he played the tune, entitled Madeleine McCann.
The tribute was also broadcast on big screens throughout the event.
Meanwhile, thousands of yellow ribbon tributes to Madeleine were removed from around a war memorial near the MCann’s home. Her great aunt Janet Kennedy said: “It doesn’t mean we’re giving up hope.”
Composed by family friend Alasdair Gillies, the march will also be used to remember missing children all over the world.
The 43-year-old said: “When the story hit the news over here we were shocked.
“I always keep in touch with what’s going on at home so when I was asked to write the piece for Madeleine I thought it was the least I could do.”
Visit the websites of “Bring Madeline Home” or Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre for more information on how to help.