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Barra teenager Eilidh Macleod who was tragically killed in the Manchester bombing has been remembered at a major youth bagpiping event.

Sgoil Lionacleit Pipe Band dedicated an emotional performance to their fellow band member at the Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships.

Eilidh was among 22 people who died when a suicide attacker detonated a nail bomb at an Ariana Grande concert last May.

Her friend Laura MacIntyre was badly injured in the blast.

Eilidh’s parents and sisters were in the audience at this year’s competition as Sgoil Lionacleit took third place in the freestyle with a set of tunes which opened with the Gaelic air, Fair Maid of Barra.

As the three hornpipe dancers saluted to her memory, a lone piper reprise of the same tune closed the set.

The family said they were “deeply touched” by  event organisers creating an award in her name.

The Eilidh MacLeod Endeavour Award was won by Ullapool and District Pipe Band.



Sgoil Lionacleit Pipe Band tribute to Eilidh Macleod

13 March 2018