A POLICE bagpiper led a funeral procession as it passed through a Glasgow neighbourhood. 

Duncan Rodgers, 79, died in Cumbrae House in the West End earlier this month. 

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Alex O'Kane, the founder of local community group No1Seems2Care, arranged for his procession to be led by police bagpiper Dougie McCance, playing Caledonia at the request of Mr Rodgers's daughter.

His body was led from Alex Black's funeral services on Saracen Street this morning at 11.30am, through the streets of Westercommon in Possilpark, ending at the Lambhill Crematorium.

Mr O'Kane organised the piper's presence with Sergeant Des Oates from Maryhill Police Station. 

He said Mr Rodgers' family had been "touched" by a video of Mr McCance performing for care home residents, which had been circulated on social media. 

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Mr O'Kane said: "It's heartbreaking enough to lose a loved one but the current restrictions on funeral services cause further distress and anguish to the families and friends that want to pay their final respects but are prevented from doing so.  

"I watched a video of a Police Scotland piper casually walking into the garden of this care home and playing traditional tunes on the bagpipes. It was heartwarming to see this, it was very humbling and emotional especially as I knew someone's father was in this particular care home and I knew he was approaching the end of his life. 

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"His family were really touched when they saw this video. The next day their father sadly passed away, but this family took a level of comfort knowing their loved one heard the sound of the bagpipes playing in his final hours. 

"This truly was humbling and I respect the Police for doing this as it's going above and beyond and has given this family a significant level of comfort."

Police Scotland has been approached for comment.