Rowe on form at Halkirk

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William Rowe, John Macrae, Charlie Swanson
William Rowe, from New Zealand, won the John Murray Memorial Cup for March and the Gordon Asher Memorial Cup for Strathspey and Reel at the Halkirk Highland Games.He is seen here receiving one of his trophies from piping judge John Macrae, (right), while piping stewart Charlie Swanson holds the other trophy.Photo: Robert MacDonald/Northern Studios
William Rowe receives the John Murray Memorial Cup for March playing from judge, John Macrae. Piping steward, Charlie Swanson holding another trophy, looks on. Photo: Robert MacDonald/Northern Studios
William Rowe receives the John Murray Memorial Cup for March playing from judge, John Macrae. Piping steward, Charlie Swanson holding another trophy, looks on. Photo: Robert MacDonald/Northern Studios

William Rowe from New Zealand but living currently in Scotland, was the Champion Piper at Halkirk Games held last weekend (July 27) in the Caithness town, writes out correspondent.

Rowe, who plays a splendid, rare set of drones made by Glasgow pipemaker William MacKinnon, won the March, the Strathspey & Reel and was placed second in the Ceòl Mòr.

William is seen, above, receiving one of his trophies from judge John Macrae, (right), while piping stewart Charlie Swanson holds the other trophy. Photo: Robert MacDonald/Northern Studios

Iain Ruaridh Finlayson receives the ceòl mòr trophy from John Macrae, Rona Lightfoot and Charlie Swanson.
Iain Ruaridh Finlayson receives the ceòl mòr trophy from John Macrae, Rona Lightfoot while Charlie Swanson looks on.

Seniors
Ceòl Mòr
– 1. Iain R. Finlayson; 2. William Rowe; 3. Alan Clark.
March – 1. William Rowe; 2. Iain R. Finlayson; 3. Carol Ann MacKay; 4. Alan Clark; 5. Ross Shand.
Strathspey & Reel – 1. William Rowe; 2. Iain R. Finlayson; 3. Alan Clark; 4. Carol Ann MacKay; 5. Ross Shand.
Slow Air & Jig – 1. Alan Clark; 2. William Rowe; 3. Iain R. Finlayson; 4. Carol Ann Mackay; 5. Ross Shand .
March & Hornpipe – 1. William Rowe; 2. Carol Ann Mackay; 3. Alan Clark; 4. Ross Shand; 5. Iain R. Finlayson.

Juniors
15 and Under 18
March
– 1. Anna Maghee; 2. Lauren Mowat.
Strathspey & Reel – 1. Lauren Mowat; 2. Anna Maghee.
Jig – 1. Anna Maghee; 2. Lauren Mowat.

Under 15
March
– 1. Hector Finlayson; 2. Glen Miller; 3. Morven Miller; 4. Matthew Knapman.
Strathspey & Reel – 1. Hector Finlayson; 2. Cameron Clark; 3. Morven Miller; 4. Glen Miller.
Jig – 1. Hector Finlayson; 2. Morven Miller; 3. Matthew Knapman; 4. Glen Miller.