Teen battling chronic pain given new lease of life thanks to bagpipes

Published on 13 Oct 2021, 11:24
A schoolgirl battling difficult health conditions has been given a new lease of life after taking up bagpiping.

Katie Robertson, who uses a wheelchair, told STV News that “with piping, I feel like I’ve found my place”.

The 14-year-old, from Carnoustie in Angus, has suffered from arthritis from the age of four and recently had to have 11 steroid injections into her hands after the condition started flaring up.

The teen also has scoliosis, which has curved her spine in two places.