Springbank reaches 20 years

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The Springbank Invitational this year marks 20 years since the first competition was held. The inaugural event was held as a celebration of the Royal Burgh of Campbeltown, Scotland’s tercentenary and has taken place annually since.

For many years the competition was held in the town’s Argyll Arms but in recent years has settled on the Seafield Hotel. This year’s competition will be held there on September 14, commencing at 10.00am.

The nine pipers who have been invited to compete are:

Willie McCallum photographed at the 2016 Springbank Invitational, one of nine triumphs for the Campbeltown native.
Willie McCallum photographed at the 2016 Springbank Invitational, one of nine triumphs for the Campbeltown native. Photo: Derek Maxwell.

Callum Beaumont;
Glenn Brown;
Finlay Johnston;
Stuart Liddell;
Peter McCalister;
Willie McCallum –who has won the competition nine times;
Angus MacColl;
Roddy MacLeod;
Iain Speirs.

The judges are John Wilson, Murray Henderson and Dr Angus MacDonald.

The Fear an Tighe is the Kintyre’s Piping Society’s Finlay Wylie.