US Astronaut Colonel Doug "Wheels" Wheelock tries out the bagpipes more than three years after he first visited Prestwick Airport en route home from a six-month stint on the International Space Station.

Colonel Wheelock was reunited with piper George Grainger who played for him when he landed at the Ayrshire base in 2010 as he travelled to the USA from Kazakhstan. He was the first US Army Officer to command the International Space Station and his time there included three unplanned spacewalks.

Picture: Colin Mearns

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