Birnam Highland Games took place today in changeable weather, writes Stuart Letford. In the morning the torrential rain caused quite a few of the competitors to leave their pipes in their boxes and head back home. There was a real possibility at one stage of the event being cancelled.
However, at noon the showers relented and the sun shone. The conditions thereafter were changeable and caused a few problems for competitors. That said, there was good music to be heard from the pipers who handled the conditions well.
Ceòl Mòr – 1. Ben McClamrock; 2. Ursa Beckford; 3. Jacob Dicker; 4. Archie Drennan; 5. Dan Lyden.
Judges: Gordon Clark and Colin MacLellan.
March – 1. Jonathan Simpson; 2. Jacob Dicker; 3. Ben McClamrock; 4. Dan Lyden; 5. Anna Kummerlöw.
Jimmy Banks and Ron Clark.
Strathspey & Reel – 1. Dan Lyden; 2. Jonathan Simpson; 3. Ben McClamrock; 4. Jacob Dicker; 5. Chris McLeish.
Judges: Jimmy Banks and Ron Clark.
Jigs – 1. Angus MacPhee; 2. Hamish Drennan; 3. Jonathan Simpson; 4. Ursa Beckford; 5. Anna Kummerlöw.
Judge: Neil Mulvie.