Calum Brown takes top solo piping prize at Aboyne


The Aboyne Highland Games took place yesterday, August 6, on The Green, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire. A chilly showery morning gave way to a warm afternoon attracting a crowd of about 12,000.

Calum Brown from Cults, Aberdeen, was overall champion with firsts in March, Strathspey and Reel, Hornpipe and Jig and 5th in Piobaireachd. Calum also piped for the dancing and is due to play a solo at Inveraray Pipe Band’s concert on Wednesday in Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall.

The results were as follows:

•Calum Brown at Aboyne Highland Games 2022


  1. John MacDonald – Tulloch Ard
  2. Eireann Ianetta Mackay
  3. James McPetrie
  4. Andrew Donlon
  5. Calum Brown
    •Judges: James Hamilton, Stuart Samson, Ian Duncan


  1. Calum Brown
  2. Andrew Donlan
  3. Anna Kummerlow
  4. James McPetrie

Strathspey and Reel

  1. Calum Brown
  2. Andrew Donlan
  3. Eareann Ianetta-Mackay
  4. James McPetrie

Hornpipe and Jig

  1. Calum Brown
  2. Andrew Donlan
  3. Gordon Barclay
  4. George Taylor
    •Judges: Murray Henderson, Patricia Henderson

Under 18 Piobaireachd

  1. Alistair Williams – Massacre of Glencoe
  2. Craig Mitchell
  3. Lewis Stewart
  4. Jake Robertson

Under 18 MSR

  1. Alistair Williams
  2. Jake Robertson
  3. Gregor Wildgoose
  4. Sarah Keir 
    •Judges: Duncan Watson, Lewis Barclay