Inveraray’s Calum Brown and Ross Miller flank Chris Ross and Ian Duncan of category sponsors, the Gordon Duncan Memorial Trust.

Inveraray & District Pipe Band was named the Scottish Pipe Band of the Year at the 2019 MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards held last night in Aberdeen.

The award ceremony has been held annually since 2005 to recognise excellence within Scotland’s thriving musical culture.

Approximately 100,000 public votes are received across 17 categories.

Ian Ruari Finlayson.

The full award winners were:

Scottish Pipe Band of the Year – Inveraray & District Pipe Band.

Music Tutor of the Year – Ian Ruari Finlayson (Piping Instructor, Highland Council).

Hamish Henderson Award for Services to Traditional Music – Dr Peter Cooke.

Album of the Year – Breabach (for Frenzy of the Meeting).

Services to Gaelic Award – Anne Soutar.

Breabach … featuring Calum MacCrimmon and Inverness Silver Medallist James MacKenzie on pipes.

Janet Paisley Award for Services to Scots – Sheena Blackhall.

Scottish Folk Band of the Year – Blazin’ Fiddles.

Gaelic Singer of the Year – Mary Ann Kennedy.

Scots Singer of the Year – Steve Byrne.

Live Act of the Year – Peat and Diesel.

Scottish Dance Band of the Year – The Cruikshank Family Band.

Musician of the Year – Jenn Butterworth.

Composer of the Year Award – Jenna Reid.

Up and Coming Artist of the Year Award – Man of the Minch.

Belhaven Bursary for Innovation in Scottish Music – Kinnaris Quintet.

Trad Music Event of the Year – Tiree Music Festival.

Video of the Year – Tidelines.

Trad Music Club of the Year – Sutherland Sessions.

Music Venue of the Year – An Tobar, Mull.

Community Project of the Year – Seall – Festival of Small Halls.

John Wilson with some purchases he made when he popped into The National Piping Centre Otago Street on Thursday.

Earlier, John Wilson and Dr Peter Cooke were inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame.

Cooke received the Hamish Henderson Award for his many years of field work at the School of Scottish Studies in Edinburgh for Services to Traditional Music.