The prestigious Northern Meeting has announced today on social media that applications for its senior and junior competitions in 2023 are now open. The events will take place in the Eden Court Theatre, Inverness on August 31 and September 1, 2023.

The junior competitions in 2023 are now open to young pipers worldwide, where before it was limited to competitors from the Highland counties of Scotland. There will be Piobaireachd and March, Strathspey and Reel competitions for two age groups – under 15 and under 18.

A number of trophies have been presented for the Junior Competitions including The Pipe Major William Ross Trophy, the Macinnes Cup, The Northern Meeting Piobaireachd Quaich, the Evan Macrae Trophy, the Royal British Legion Brooch, the Esther Mackenzie Trophy and the Gordon and Ena Baxter Foundation Cup.

Junior applications should be made before May 31, 2023 on the downloadable form.   Payment of entry fee (£15) should be made by Paypal, Debit or Credit Card.

The link to download an application form for junior pipers can be found here.

The link to register for senior pipes can be found here.