The Duncan Johnstone Memorial Competition will take place this Saturday, March 11, in both of The National Piping Centre venues. The B Grade competitions will start at 9.00am at Otago Street in the west end, and the C Grade at McPhater Street in the city centre, also at 9.00am.

The B Grade running order will be Piobaireachd and MSR followed by the Jig competition in the afternoon. C Grade will have piobaireachd heats followed by a final and MSR competition followed by the Jig in the auditorium.

•Ben Mulhearn in the Duncan Johnstone 2022 C Grade Jig competition. Ben took first place in the B Grade Piobaireachd, and was B Grade overall winner on piobaireachd preference last year.

Prizegiving will be approximately 5.30pm in the auditorium at McPhater Street. Entry is free for spectators.

The Duncan Johnstone Memorial Competition was created by the Competing Pipers Association in collaboration with The National Piping Centre, and more information on Duncan, his pupils, and the background to the competition can be read in this article by Stuart Letford.

•Kyle Shead won the C Grade Jig and the new trophy – The Roddy MacLeod Trophy for Jig Playing.  This was the first year the C Grade Jig had taken place as a standalone event. More photos from the C Grade Jig competition can be found in the link below.