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Bagpipe Trees And Global Warming

by | 5th, December 2007

GLOBAL warming an bagpipes: “THEY were once outlawed for being used as seditious weapons of war. Now, bagpipes have been blasted as an environmental menace.”

So said Scotland on Sunday.

Over-intensive logging means that the African wood used to make Scotland’s national instrument faces being wiped out.

Conservation groups are letting out skirls of protest, urging musicians and instrument manufacturers to make sure their pipes come from eco-friendly sources.

As part of the campaign, Scots are being asked to fund the planting of “bagpipe trees” in a bid to atone for the environmental damage.

A positive global warming story at last…


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