The annual competition organised by the Lowland & Border Pipers’ Society (LBPS) took place yesterday, April 9 2022, in the historic Burgh Halls in the West Lothian town of Linlithgow.
It was the first full in-person contest the LBPS had held since 2019 and it was open to members and non-members.
Seasoned Pipers (aged over 60) – 1. Brian Mulhearn; 2. David Hannay; 3. John Kelly.
Intermediate – 1. Robert Porter; 2. Matt Mochar; 3. John Kelly.
Duet for Piper and Singer – Dr. Peter MacCallister and Robert Porter (The Mountains of Mourne).
Skeely Piper Trophy (tunes connected to Perthshire) – 1. Stuart Letford; 2. Alexander Scott; 3. Matt Seattle.
Open Solo for Scottish Smallpipes – 1. Rona Dawson; 2. Alexander Scott; 3. Norman MacLeod.
Duet for Pipes – 1. Dr. Peter MacCallister and Robert Porter; 2. Stuart Letford and Bill Bennett; 3. Norman MacLeod and Matt Mochar.
Solo Pipe and Song – Matt Mochar.
Duet for Pipes and Other Instrument – Neil Clark (smallpipes in C) and Kathryn Grainger (clarinet).
Open Solo for Lowland and Border Pipes – 1. Ian Gelston; 2. Stuart Letford; 3. Matt Seattle.
The Martin Lowe Trophy (awarded to the competitor adjudged to have made the most outstanding contribution to Lowland/Border piping on the day – Norman MacLeod.
Overseas – 1. Jeremy Kingsbury (USA).