Bobby Allen playing for Ian McLellan BEM this afternoon.
Bobby Allen in full flow in front of judge, Ian McLellan BEM this afternoon.

Bobby Allen and Duncan Winters won their respective heats at the annual Graeme Johnston Memorial juvenile solo piping competition today at The National Piping Centre Otago Street. The win was the third in a row at this competition for Bobby Allen.


Afternoon winners (MSR) – 1. Bobby Allen (Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia); 2. Josh Essen (Renfrewshire Schools); 3. Aly Williams (Dollar Academy); 4. Donald Morris (Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia).
Also competing were: Mackenzie Smith (Troon Blackrock); Euan Thomson (Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia); Joshua Reillly (Johnstone Pipe Band); Murray O’May (Unnattached); Hugo Mackay (Dollar Academy); Ross McWilliam (Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia); Kyle Gordon (Renfrewshire Schools); Jamie Brownlie Glasgow Police Pipe Band); Finlay MacDonald (Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia); Amber Dickie (Kilbarchan) and Toby Sturgeon (Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia).

14 Years and Under prizewinners.
14 Years and Under prizewinners.

Morning winners, Age 14 and Under (MSR) – Duncan Winters (Dollar Academy); Fraser Hamilton (Renfrewshire schools); 3. Gregor Grierson (Dumfries Pipe Band); 4. Calum Campbell Dollar Academy.
Also competing were: Euan Lindsay (St. Columbas); Innes McCready (Renfrewshire Schools); Michael McDermott (Edinburgh Academy); Dugald Mackechnie (Dollar Academy); James Simpson (Kilbarchan Pipe Band); Angus Crockett (Dollar Academy); Emily Anderson (Kilbarchan Pipe Band); Owen McCreadie (Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia); Lewis Rorrison (Kilbarchan Pipe Band); Ava Gillies (Dollar Academy); Flynn Porter (NPC); Ewan Allen (Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia) and Max Rae (Dollar Academy).

Some of today's competitors with judge, Ian McLellan BEM.
Prizewinners from today’s competitors with judge, Ian McLellan BEM.

Judge: Ian McLellan BEM.

The competition is promoted by the Glasgow and West of Scotland branch of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association in memory of Graham Johnston.