The Bagpiping People by Douglas Dunn review – stories of amiable Scots melancholy
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This collection of short stories by the poet tells of ruffled lives and people leaving their disapproving villages for Glasgow and beyond

The poet Douglas Dunn also writes wonderful short stories, some of which are collected together here. The “bagpiping people” of the title story are a Scottish Traveller and his family who make money from playing the pipes to a captive audience waiting for the ferry across the Clyde, but of course the name also refers, a little ironically, to the Scots who are...

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