Calum Brown wins Scots Guards Knockout

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All smiles. Calum Brown, winner of the 2019 Scots Guards Knockout competition.
Calum Brown, pictured yesterday with the trophy.

Calum Iain Brown, a member of Inveraray & District Pipe Band, has won this year’s knockout competition organised by the Scots Guards Association.

Calum, pictured below with the trophy, beat the other finalist, Cameron MacDougall, by only four votes.

Calum is a former winner of Pipe Idol (2014) and member of The National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland.

All smiles. Calum Brown, winner of the 2019 Scots Guards Knockout competition.
Calum Brown, pictured yesterday with the trophy.

The winning pipers competing in the knockout series, much like the Scottish Pipers’ Association’s (SPA) current knockout series, are decided by the audience but the Scots Guards contest also has judges on hand. The judges in the final yesterday included Ian McLellan and Andrew Wright.

The competition takes place over several months at the Scots Guards Club in Haymarket, Edinburgh. Pipers are required to play an MSR and the ground of a piobaireachd, but can choose to play anything else during their recital.

• Cameron MacDougall features in the second heat of the SPA’s knockout series that will be held at The National Piping Centre Otago Street, Glasgow on June 8. He takes on Callum Beaumont.

L-R: Cameron MacDougall, Calum Brown, Ian McLellan and Andrew Wright.
L-R: Cameron MacDougall, Calum Brown, Ian McLellan and Andrew Wright.