Pipers reprise McCartney’s ‘Mull’ on Saddell beach

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The catchy rock ballad Mull of Kintyre was released as a single 40 years ago this week.

On Sunday, Explore Argyll’s Iain Johnston, facilitated a visit by STV video journalist Clare McNeill.

Miss McNeill, 26, interviewed Campbeltown Pipe Band pipers, John Brown and Ian McKerral, on Saddell beach before filming them playing the iconic hit, which was released on November 11 1977.

On the Explore Argyll Facebook page Mr Johnston, a founder of Campbeltown’s music extravaganza MOK Fest, in its 25th year, wrote:

‘Great day out today assisting Clare McNeill with her recording for a report which will be shown on STV this week.

‘Special thanks to Alastair and Anne Cousin at the Linda McCartney Memorial Garden and Ian McKerral and John Lang Brown for coming up to Saddell Beach to be interviewed and for performing Mull of Kintyre.

‘All going well the report should be broadcast on Wednesday.

‘We were joined by Mark Davey from Campbeltown Courier so you will be able to read all about it in this weeks paper.’