2019 Young Piper of the Year results

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Bobby Allen and Jonathan Simpson
All the prize winners outside Sgoil Lionacleit, Benbecula.
All the prize winners outside Sgoil Lionacleit, Benbecula last night.

The 2019 Highlands and Islands Young Piper of the Year contest took place yesterday at Sgoil Lionacleit on the Isle of Benbecula, Scotland. The event is organised annually by the Uist and Barra Piping Association. It was a good day for Bobby Allen of Chryston in North Lanarkshire – and for a few members of Boghall & Bathgate Pipe Band who ventured over the Minch.

RESULTS:

Seniors
Ceòl Mòr – 1. William Rowe; 2. Andrew Hutton; 3. Jonathan Simpson; 4. Ross Millar.
Judges: Judges: Iain Morrison and Willie Morrison.
March – 1. Jonathan Simpson; 2. Ryan Cupples-Menendez; 3. Ross Millar; 4. William Rowe.
Strathspey and Reel – 1. Jonathan Simpson; 2. Ryan Cupples-Menendez; 3. Ross Millar; 4. William Rowe.
Jig – 1. Ryan Cupples-Menendez; 2. Angus MacPhee; 3. Jonathan Simpson; 4. Ross Millar.
Judges: Dr Angus MacDonald and D.J. MacIntyre.

Bobby Allen
Bobby Allen with the fruits of his labour.

Under 18
Ceòl Mòr – 1. Bobby Allen; 2. Seumus Scullion; 3. Archie MacLean.
Judges: Iain Morrison and Willie Morrison.
March – 1. Archie MacLean; 2. Bobby Allen; 3. Seumus Scullion.
Strathspey and Reel – 1. Bobby Allen; 2. Archie MacLean; 3. Innes Scullion.
Hornpipe & Jig – 1. Bobby Allen; 2. Seumus Scullion; 3. Archie MacLean.
Judge: D. J. MacIntyre.

Under 15
Ceòl Mòr – 1. Hector Finlayson; Laura Robertson; 3. Joseph Nicholson.
Judges: Iain Morrison and Willie Morrison.
March – 1. Hector Finlayson; 2.Joseph Nicholson; Kevin Beaton.
Strathspey and Reel – 1. Hector Finlayson; 2. Joseph Nicholson; 3. Calum Dunbar.
Jig – 1. Kevin Beaton; 2. Joseph Nicholson; 3. Joshua Riley.
Judge: Dr Angus MacDonald.

Open Chanter – 1. Isabel Beaton; 2. Aithne MacDougall.
Judge: Dr Angus MacDonald.

Novice Piping – 1. Charles MacLennan; 2. Fraser Laurie; 3. Caitidh MacLean.
Judge: Dr Angus MacDonald.

Also taking place yesterday were the Isle of Mull Games at Tobermory on the Isle of Mull. The results were:

Ceòl Mòr – 1. Angus D. MacColl; 2. Angus J. MacColl; 3. Timothy Ness; 4. Aaron Hossain.
March – Angus D. MacColl; 2. Angus J. MacColl; 3. Timothy Ness; 4. Aaron Hossain.

More results to follow when we have them.