Scottish bagpipe champ fuming after English neighbours brand him ‘public nuisance’

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Alan Jamieson, 37, has been playing the instrument since he was 10, performing worldwide and winning a host of trophies.

But since he moved south from Wishaw, North Lanarkshire, to Sunderland, his ­musical skills have proved unwelcome.

Neighbours – claiming to be emergency services shift workers – sent him an anonymous letter about the “horrendous racket”.

They said: “This is to make you aware of the disgraceful disturbance you are causing to your neighbours.

“The disgraceful, inconsiderate attitude that you have to all residents by making this extremely loud ‘noise nuisance’ from your property shows you care nothing for their peace and quiet.”

The writers threaten to complain to the local authority.

Ministry of Justice IT manager Alan, who plays with City Of Newcastle Pipe Band, called the letter “disparaging and horrible”.

He said: “I was more hurt than angry. It’s disappointing that someone would send a letter filled with insults rather than come and knock at my door and have a ­reasonable conversation.

“The letter was very insulting. I was genuinely shocked. I’m an accomplished player and I’ve won a lot of competitions.”

The dad-of-two said his twice-weekly ­sessions were vital practice.

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