London: November 6 – Callum Beaumont of Dollar, Scotland took the overall aggregate prize at the 81st annual London Championship yesterday.

Beaumont’s success is the second time he has been the overall champion piper at this competition – the first time being in 2019 – and means he will be third piper to receive an invite to the 2022 Glenfiddich.

The competitions were held at the Caledonian Club in Belgravia.


Premier Grade
 MSR (The London Medallion and John MacFadyen Quaich) – 1. Callum Beaumont; 2. Pipe Major Ben Duncan, Edinburgh; 3. Willie McCallum, Bearsden, Scotland; 4. Calum Brown, Aberdeenshire; 5. Sarah Muir, Glasgow.

March (Pipe Major J. B. Robertson Silver Rose Bowl) – 1. Callum Beaumont; 2. Finlay Johnston, Glasgow; 3. Pipe Major Ben Duncan.

Hornpipe & Jig (Mary Flora Beaton Cup) – 1. Finlay Johnston; 2. Callum Beaumont; 3. Sarah Muir.

Premier and A Grade Ceòl Mòr (William Gillies Cup) – 1. Jamie Forrester, Mull [pictured]; 2. Sarah Muir; 3. Roddy MacLeod, Moodiesburn; 4. Darach Urquhart, Glasgow; 5. Finlay Johnston.

Ceòl Mòr (R. G. Lawrie Ram’s Horn Snuff Mull) – 1. Jamie Forrester (The Daughter’s Lament); 2. John Mulhearn, Glasgow (The Earl of Ross’s March); 3. Calum Brown (Lament for Donald Duaghal MacKay); 4. Sarah Muir (Lachlan MacNeill Campbell of Kintarbert’s Fancy); 5. Angus J. MacColl, Oban (MacLeod of Raasay’s Salute).

MSR (Strachan Cup) – 1. Ashley McMichael, Northern Ireland; 2. Calum Watson, Glasgow; 3. Matt Wilson, Dollar; 4. Gordon Conn, Calgary; 5. Jamie Forrester.

Hornpipe & Jig (Donald Forbes Medal) – 1. Calum Watson; 2. John Mulhearn; 3. Gordon Conn.

B Grade Ceòl Mòr (John Roe Plate) – 1. Ruairidh Brown, Dunblane; 2. Andrew Ferguson, Dollar; 3. Angus MacPhee, Inverness; 5. Lachie Dick, Edinburgh; 6. Greig Canning, Edinburgh.

Andrew Ferguson, Jonathon Simpson and Ashley McMichael.

MSR (London Scottish Hodden Grey) – 1. Andrew Ferguson; 2. Dr. Peter McCalister, Dunblane; 3. Dan Nevans, Glasgow; 4. John Dew, Perth; 5. Finlay Cameron, Roy Bridge.

Hornpipe & Jig (Hugh MacMillan Trophy) – 1. John Dew; 2. Jonathon Simpson, Bo’ness; 3. Ruairidh Brown.

Ceòl Mòr – 
1. Duncan Winters; 2. Kyle Cameron; 3. Dugald MacKechnie.

Highlands & Islands Society Trophy and SPSL Trophy – 1. Duncan Winters; 2. Kyle Cameron; 3. Alistair Williams.

British Airways Pipe Band Trophy – 1. Duncan Winters; 2. Kyle Cameron; 3. Alistair Williams.

SPSL Juvenile Piobaireachd – 1. Duncan Winters; 2. Kyle Cameron; 3. Dugald MacKechnie.