Life Offbeat Video

By Joe McFarlane


A passionate bagpipe player has taken his beloved instrument on extreme and exciting adventures by bungee jumping while playing the famous pipes.

Roddy Garden’s love for the famed Scottish instrument is so profound he takes the noisy instrument with him on extreme and exciting adventures such as a 40m bungee jump and even push-biking on water.

Having played with the Helensburgh clan Colquhoun Pipeband for 30 years, the 51-year-old from Cove, Helensburgh, loves combining humour with his favourite pass-time, always making a crowd-pleasing spectacle in the process.

Roddy said: “I do it for a laugh.

“My love of bagpipes probably comes from my dad as he plays bagpipes also.

“I feel quite good after pulling these stunts off and have many more up my sleeve.”