Bobby Allen on the boards yesterday at North Uist.
Bobby Allen on the boards yesterday at North Uist.

Teenager, Bobby Allen from Chryston in North Lanarkshire, Scotland completed a hat trick today by becoming the overall winner at this week’s South Uist Games, the Highlands & Islands Young Piper of the Year (under 18s) on Benbecula and the overall winner at North Uist Games yesterday.

The 15-year-old won the March, the Strathspey & Reel events and the Overall title at North Uist.

The weather was sunny and fine.


Ceòl Mòr
– 1. Jonathan Simpson; 2. Ross Millar; 3. Iain Ruaraidh Finlayson; 4. William Rowe.
March – 1. Ross Millar; 2. Ryan Cupples-Menendez; 3. Jonathan Simson; 4. William Rowe.
Strathspey and Reel – 1. Ryan Cupples-Menendez; 2. Ross Millar; 3. Jonathan Simpson; 4. William Rowe.
Jigs – 1. Jonathan Simpson; 2. Ryan Cupples-Menendez; 3. Andrew Hutton; 4. Peter MacKay.

Under 18
March – 1. Bobby Allen; 2. Tòmas Young; 3. Calum MacMilllan.
Strathspey and Reel
– 1. Bobby Allen; 2. Archie MacLean; 3. Calum MacMillan.

Under 15
– 1. Calum Dunbar; 2. Hector Finlayson’ 3. Kevin Beaton.
Strathspey and Reel – 1. Calum Dunbar; 2. Laura Robertson; 3. Hector Finlayson.
6/8 March – 1. Padruig MacMillan, South Uist; 2. Laura Robertson, Fort William; 3. Kevin Beaton, Benbecula.

Judges: James MacLean, Sir Patrick Grant and Dr Angus MacDonald.