It was a chilly day in Fochabers with a good standard of playing in seniors and juniors, writes Jack Taylor. Of the nine adults three were returning to competition after a break. All played strongly, with Colin Gordon, librarian at Skye’s Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, being overall champion, and Brad Davidson from Canada, after 24 years not playing, winning three prizes.

Open Piobaireachd

  1. John MacDonald (Tulloch Ard)
  2. Angus MacPhee (Blind Piper’s Obstinacy)
  3. Brad Davidson (MacDougall’s Gathering)
  4. Neil Clark (Battle of Auldearn)
  5. Colin Gordon (Lament for Donald of Laggan)

Open March

  1. Colin Gordon
  2. John MacDonald
  3. Angus MacPhee
  4. Gordon Barclay
  5. Brad Davidson
Colin Gordon, overall champion.
Colin Gordon, overall champion.

Open Strathspey and Reel

  1. Colin Gordon
  2. Gordon Barclay
  3. Angus MacPhee
  4. Neil Clark
  5. Brad Davidson

JUNIORS

Piobaireachd – 1. Rory Robson; 2. Calum Robertson; 3. Aiden Phimister.

March – 1. Travis Gordon; 2. Rory Robson; 3. Kenzie Stephen; 4. Thomas Stevenson; 5. Hamish Addison.

Strathspey and Reel – 1. Travis Gordon; 2. Rory Robson; 3. Thomas Stevenson; 4. Kenzie Stephen; 5. Aiden Phimister.

This Sunday sees the Atholl Gathering take place.