Updated with pipe band results.
With many Scottish pipe bands in Northern Ireland competing at the United Kingdom Pipe Band Championships on Saturday, the entry at today’s Aberdeen Highland Games was understandably low.
The changeable weather didn’t help matters and contributed to the distractions pipers faced.
Ceòl Mòr – 1. Gordon McCready (The Big Spree); 2. George Taylor (Lament for the Departure of King James); 3. Allan Russell (Earl of Seaforth’s Salute); 4. Pipe Major Ben Duncan (MacDougall’s Gathering); 5. Gordon Barclay (Lament for the Only Son).
Judges: James Hamilton, Stuart Samson.
March – 1. Pipe Major Ben Duncan; 2. Allan Russell; 3. Gordon McCready; 4. John. MacDonald. 5. Greig Canning.
Strathspey & Reel – 1. Pipe Major Ben Duncan; 2. Gordon McCready; 3. John MacDonald; 4. George Taylor; 5. Allan Russell.
Jig – 1. Pipe Major Ben Duncan; 2. Gordon McCready; 3. George Taylor; 4. John MacDonald; 5. Neil Clark.
Judges: Archie MacLean and Duncan Watson.
Overall: Pipe Major Ben Duncan.
Grade 1 – 1. Portlethen & District.
Grade 2 – 1. Portlethen & District.
Grade 3 – 1. RAF Lossiemouth Thales UK.
Grade 4A – 1. Culter & District; 2. RAF Lossiemouth Thales UK; 3. Towie & District; 4. Granite City Pipes & Drums.
Grade 4B – 1. Grampian District Pipes & Drums; 2. Culter & District; 3. Towie & District; 4. Oldmeldrum RBL; 5. Bucksburn & District NJ; 6. Ellon & District RBLS.
Judges: Robert Mathieson (piping) and Bill Black (ensemble).