Stuart Liddell competing earlier tonight at the Silver Chanter.

Stuart Liddell from Inveraray, Scotland was awarded the 2020 Silver Chanter tonight.

Stuart was assigned the classic MacCrimmon tune, Lament for the Children to play.

Held tonight at the National Piping Centre’s headquarters in McPhater Street, Glasgow, the iconic event took place behind closed doors but was broadcast live over the internet. Also competing were Connor Sinclair (Lament for Donald Bàn MacCrimmon); Sarah Muir (Lament for the Earl of Antrim); Callum Beaumont (Lament for MacLeod of Colbecks); Iain Speirs (Lament for MacSwan of Roaig) and Fred Morrison (Lament for Patrick Òg MacCrimmon).

Judge, Murray Henderson arrives at McPhater Street earlier this evening.

Murray Henderson adjudicated and James Beaton was the fear an tighe (the man of the house, i.e. emcee).

The Silver Chanter is the annual invitational piobaireachd competition established in 1967 by Seumas MacNeill, John MacFadyen and Dame Flora MacLeod of MacLeod. It was the first invitational event in piping and paved the way for the many invitational competitions we enjoy today. The background to the competition can be found HERE

The competition receives support from the William Grant Foundation.

Connor Sinclair and Sarah Muir enjoy a socially distanced meal prior to the competition commencing.

Callum Beaumont competing at the online 2020 Silver Chanter.

Iain Speirs competing in the 2020 online Silver Chanter earlier tonight.