Day 2 of the 2019 Argyllshire Gathering was held today in drizzly and windy conditions at Mossfield Park, Oban, Scotland.
Sarah Muir from Campbeltown, Scotland won the A Grade March, Cameron MacDougall from Nigg, Scotland won the B Grade March, Greig Canning from Fife, Scotland the B Grade Strathspey & Reel and the Open Jig was won by Steven Leask from West Lothian, Scotland. Fred Morrison of Bishopton, Scotland won the A Grade Strathspey & Reel with an outstanding Cameronian Rant and Charlie’s Welcome.
The weather conditions caused a few problems for many of the competitors – and also for the A Grade Strathspey & Reel judges whose gazebo almost blew away at one point.
March – 1. Sarah Muir; 2. Gordon Bruce; 3. Alan Bevan; 4. James MacKenzie; 5. Angus MacColl Jnr.; 6. Calum Brown.
Judges: Malcolm McRae, Willie Morrison and Chris Armstrong.
Strathspey & Reel – 1. Fred Morrison; 2. Sean McKeown; 3. Iain Speirs; 4. Gordon McCreadie; 5. Calum Watson; 6. Alan Bevan.
Judges: Bill Livingstone, Michael Grey and Walter Cowan.
March – 1. Cameron McDougall; 2. Jonathan Simpson; 3. Matt Wilson; 4. Andrew Donlon; 5. Ross Miller.
Judges: Alan Forbes, Barry Donaldson and John Wilson.
Strathspey & Reel – 1. Greig Canning; 2. Calum Moffat; 3. Jonathan Simpson; 4. Sandy Cameron; 5. Jacob Dicker.
Bruce Hitchings MBE BEM, Dr Jack Taylor and Ronnie McShannon.
Open Jig – 1. Steven Leask; 2. Finlay Cameron; 3. Gordon McCready; 4. Callum Beaumont; 5. Ian K. MacDonald.
Judges: Murray Henderson and Stuart Samson.
Intermediate MSR – 1. Ross Conner; 2. Brodie Watson-Massey; 3. Campbell Wilson; 4. Ruaraidh Brown; 5. Christopher Happs.
Judges: Andrew Frater and Bob Worrall.
Local March – 1. Gregor MacDonald; 2. Aaron Hussein; 3. Ross Connor; 4. Emma Hill; 5. Callum Girvan.
Strathspey & Reel – 1. Aaron Hussein; 2. Gregor MacDonald; 3. Ross Connor; 4. Emma Hill; 5. Callum Girvan.
Duke’s Medal – 1. Archie Johnston; 2. Christopher McCartan; 3. Logie Johnston; 4. Callan McGuigan.
Judges: Dr Bill Wotherspoon and Patricia Henderson.
Earlier, at 10.30am, the band of competing pipers led the march from the town centre up to the games field. Here is a short video of the band playing on to the field to The Argyllshire Gathering: