Jack Lee took home the overall prize at the 2021 Glenfiddich Piping Championship, held yesterday in front of a live audience in the Ballroom of Blair Castle in Perthshire, Scotland.

Jack’s 2nd place in the Piobaireachd and 3rd place in the MSR secure him the overall title.

Competitors are asked to submit six tunes from each genre.


Ceòl Mòr
1. Finlay Johnston
2. Jack Lee
3. Angus MacColl
4. Callum Beaumont
5. Iain Speirs
Judges: John Wilson, Dr Jack Taylor and Captain Stuart Samson (Retd).

Blair Castle.

March, Strathspey and Reel (twice through each tune)
1. Willie McCallum
2. Angus MacColl
3. Jack Lee
4. Iain Speirs
5. Roddy MacLeod MBE
Judges: Iain MacFadyen, Willie Morrison and Ian Duncan.

1. Jack Lee
2. Angus MacColl
3. Finlay Johnston

Also competing but not in the prizes were Stuart Liddell, Glenn Brown and Connor Sinclair.

The fear an tighe (emcee) was Bob Worrall.

The Championship got underway at 10:00am this morning.

Last year’s event was held behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Glenfiddich Piping Championship was established in 1974. Run by The National Piping Centre and funded through the William Grant Foundation, the event is held annually at Blair Castle in Blair Atholl, Perthshire.