Musician wins £4k after being hit by faulty gateA bagpiper from Perth, Scotland, has won compensation of £4,000 following an incident in which he sustained severe arm injuries.
David Cruikshank was struck in January 2005 by a gate when a gust of wind blew it open. It hit his left arm and the impact resulted in an injury which meant he had to have a plate and screws inserted into his arm by surgeons, the Glasgow Daily Record reports.
Two years after the event, he has been left with a three-inch scar and says he still feels pain every time he plays the pipes.
During a recent hearing, sheriff Lindsay Foulis instructed Perthshire Housing Association (PHA) - which was responsible for the gate - to pay the sum to Mr Cruikshank.
PHA is a non-profit charity governed by a board of local citizens.
Commenting on the case, sheriff Foulis stated: "The housing association knew the gate was defective."