Diary: Bagpipes lure Branson to PRO

Bagpipes - not something you would usually associate with glitz, glamour and multi-millionaire corporate legends. Unless you're Brahm account executive Fiona Kendall.

For Kendall, playing those pipes is no longer all about wearing a tartan kilt and enjoying a Scottish ballad - it's about meeting famous entrepreneurs and getting her photograph in the press.

Kendall, who plays the pipes in a York-based Highland band, was performing at the National Railway Museum when Virgin empire founder Sir Richard Branson turned up to welcome the Flying Scotsman locomotive's return to the rails.

But when he caught sight of the bagpipes, it was tunes, not trains, on his mind.

He asked Kendall to give him a few tips. 'He was very charming,' said Kendall, of the famously smooth entrepreneur. 'I wanted to pass him my business card, but we both had our hands full.'

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