A PORT Seton youngster’s trip to Wales saw him featured live on TV and secure an interview with a rugby legend... all while flying his home club’s colours.

Charlie Mack, 15, travelled to Cardiff for the first time to watch Scotland take on Wales in the Six Nations at the weekend, bringing along his bagpipes and Preston Lodge kit.

A member of Preston Lodge High School’s pipe band and the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland, Charlie wowed locals in a few pubs ahead of the game before being featured on Reporting Scotland and BBC Wales alongside dad Danny and mum Judith, with both father and son wearing Preston Lodge RFC shirts.

The family, who run Port Seton-based seafood specialists Neptune’s Larder, travelled down together to take in the atmosphere and the game.

Charlie, who brought his bagpipes into play in the stadium, was given a special surprise when he was invited into the hospitality section of the stadium to perform in front of guests and speak with former Wales captain Scott Quinnell.

Taking centre stage, Charlie, a fourth-year pupil at Preston Lodge High School, played the national anthem for the crowd, who sang along.

Dad Danny told the Courier: “It was a great experience for us and for Charlie, his first in Cardiff.

“It was all just a stroke of luck the interview on BBC. Charlie had been playing the pipes and they asked if he could do a wee bit on camera, and then we did a wee interview on Scotland’s chances in the game.

“He had brought the pipes to play at the game and then was asked into hospitality where he met Scott Quinnell, who was fantastic. Charlie got a wee interview with him and played the national anthem.

“It was a fantastic experience and Scotland got the win too as well!”

Mr Mack said that they were not the only East Lothian residents wearing their local club’s colours on the day.

He said: “Charlie plays for the under-16s at PL and we do a bit of sponsorship there too.

"It’s always good to wear your local team’s colours and we met a few people wearing North Berwick and Dunbar shirts too.

“PL got the job done on the day too to win the league, which was an added bonus!”