lone piper has played a specially-composed march in Glasgow
to mark 100 days since the disappearance of Madeleine McCann
Piper Alistair Gillies with Madeleine's
relatives at the event
Members of the four-year-old's
family, who believe Madeleine is still alive, were at the
The youngster went missing
from a holiday apartment in Praia Da Luz on the 3 May
"We just do our best and focus on our
campaign to get Madeleine home "
, as her parents dined
Piper Alistair Gillies
played the tune on Glasgow Green during the World Pipe Band
An appeal was also being
broadcast on big screens at the site, which has
representatives attending the competition from 51 countries
across the globe.
Philomena McCann said hearing the tune had been an uplifting
She told BBC Scotland:
"Like everybody else, we're human, we have good days and bad
days and within that there are huge swings, we just do our
best and focus on our campaign to get Madeleine home.
"I'm very hopeful that
she's alive, all the evidence, of which we haven't seen very
much, doesn't point to her not being alive."
Ms McCann said experts in
the field of child abduction would now be helping take the
campaign to find Madeleine forward much more than the
It has been 100 days since Madeleine McCann
More than 1,000 potential
leads have been followed up since Madeleine went missing,
with reported sightings around the world including
Argentina, Switzerland, Malta, France, Guatemala and
Police are testing traces
of blood found by sniffer dogs in the bedroom from which she
was taken and investigating other possible leads.
The little girl's mother
Kate and father Gerry, who is originally from Glasgow, have
remained in the resort since her disappearance, and have
said they are determined to stay.
The couple have been
attending a service at a church in the Praia da Luz to say
prayers to mark her disappearance.