Photo: Derek Maxwell

[post updated with photo] Sandy Cameron from Roy Bridge in Lochaber, Scotland was the overall winner at the Atholl Gathering, held today in dull weather conditions in the grounds of Blair Castle.

Sandy, pictured, placed second in the A Grade Ceòl Mòr, fifth in the MSR and third in the Jig, giving him the overall prize.

The number of pipers competing was down on previous years and there were a few call offs in the morning.

Full results:

Ceòl Mòr – 1. Arran Green; 2. Alistair Williams; 3. Andrew Pattison; 4. Duncan Winters
Jig – 1. Alistair Williams; 2. Duncan Winters; 3. Arran Green; 4. Logie Johnstone.
MSR – 1. Alistair Williams; 2 Arran Green; 3. Duncan Winter; 4. Logie Johnstone.
Overall: Alistair Williams.

Angus MacColl playing for judges Ronnie McShannon and Robert Barnes at today’s Atholl Gathering.

Ceòl Mòr
A Grade
– 1. Angus D. MacColl; 2. Sandy Cameron; 3. Sarah Muir; 4. Pipe Major Ben Duncan; 5. Steven Leask.
B Grade – 1. John McDonald; 2. Callum Wynd; 3. Andrew Hall; 4. Eddie Gaul; 5. James Feeney.
C Grade – 1. James McPetrie; 2. Cameron May; 3. Gregor MacDonald; 4. Bobby Allen; 5. Martin Lee.

Pipe Major Ben Duncan was in fine form earlier today.

MSR – 1. Steven Leask; 2. Ben Duncan; 3. Cameron McDougall; 4. Angus D. MacColl; 5. Sandy Cameron.

Jig – 1. Angus J. MacColl; 2. Sarah Muir; 3. Sandy Cameron; 4. Bobby Allen; 5. Pipe Major Ben Duncan.

Bobby Allen playing for judges Murray Henderson and Ron Clark.