Pipers’ Persuasion visited Edinburgh to interview the well-known piper and judge, Tom Speirs. We were given a big welcome and great hospitality as is usual from Tom and then settled down to discuss his piping life and experiences, starting from his father in Darvel, Ayrshire to present day with his two sons who are now prominent pipers in their own right. Fascinating account of how Tom surmounted the everyday difficulties that pipers have with their working career versus their piping interests. What do judges think about? Watch Tom’s interview.