Results from the Scottish Pipers’ Association Juvenile Competition


The Scottish Pipers’ Association Juvenile Competition took place today, March 18, in The National Piping Centre Otago Street. There was a large entry across U13, U15 and U18 age groups which was published here. The overall winner of U13 was Rory Menzies, U15 Fraser Hamilton and U18 was Arran Green. The full results were as follows:

EVENT 3 – 13 & Under • Piobaireachd Ground Only

  1. Rory Menzies, Sir James Macdonald of the Isles Lament
  2. Arran Brown, The Company’s Lament
  3. Alfie Arthur Robertson, Glengarrys Lament
  4. Ran Birch, Glengarry’s Lament
  5. Hamish Stephens, The Little Spree
• Lewis Maxwell U18, Rory Menzies U13 and Fraser Hamilton U15, winners of the piobaireach in each age group. Photo:

EVENT 4 March – 13 & Under

  1. Rory Cairns, Major Mansons Farewell to Clachantrushal
  2. Rory Menzies, Braes of Castle Grant
  3. Arran Brown, The Glenfinnan Highland Gathering
  4. Hamish Stephens, Donald Macleod’s Farewell to Oban
    Judges: Neill Mulvie, Darach Urquhart

EVENT 5 Strathspey & Reel – 13 & Under

  1. Rory Cairns, Arniston Castle & Sandy Cameron
  2. Rory Menzies, Pipers Bonnet & Captain Lachlan McPhail of Tiree
  3. Arran Brown, Highland Harry & Alex C MacGregor
  4. Alfie Arthur Robertson, Captain Colin Campbell & Sound of Sleet
    Judge: Gary Nimmo
•Rory Cairns, U13 MSR winner. Photo:

EVENT 6 – 15 & Under • Piobaireachd

  1. Fraser Hamilton, The Little Spree
  2. Finlay Rowe, The Field of Gold
  3. Ross Aitchison, Lament for Donald of Laggan
  4. Christopher Drummond, Sir James MacDonald of the Isles
  5. Lewis Stewart, Struan Robertson’s Salute
    Judges: Neill Mulvie, Darach Urquhart
•Fraser Hamilton, overall U15 winner. Photo:

EVENT 7 – 15 & Under • March

  1. Fraser Hamilton, The Pap of Glencoe
  2. Euan McCartan, Major Mansons Farewell to Clachantrushal
  3. Peter MacKay, The Knightswood Ceilidh
  4. Lennox Munro, Allan Dodd‘s Farewell to Scotland
    Judge: Gary Nimmo

EVENT 8 – 15 & Under • Strathspey & Reel 

  1. Christopher Drummond, Shepherds Crook & Alick C McGregor
  2. Fraser Hamilton, Inveraray Castle  &  Miss Proud
  3. Lennox Munro, Arniston Castle  &  Alick C McGregor
  4. Euan McCartan, Caber Feidh  & The Sheep Wife
    Judge: Gary Nimmo

EVENT 9 – 18 & Under • Piobaireachd

  1. Lewis Maxwell, Nameless (hiharin odin hiharin dro)
  2. Eala Niamh McElhinney, Lament for the Iolaire
  3. Arran Green, The Desperate Battle
  4. Catriona Norman, The Groat
  5. Fergus Dorrington, McCrimmons Sweetheart
    Judges: Neill Mulvie, Darach Urquhart
•Arran Green, overall U18 winner. Photo:

EVENT 10 – 18 & Under • March

  1. Arran Green, Angus Campbell’s farewell to Stirling
  2. Lewis Maxwell, The Marchioness of Tullibardine
  3. Ewan Allen, John MacFadyen of Melfort
  4. Eala Niamh McElhinney, The Braes of Castle Grant
    Judge: Gary Nimmo

Event 11 – 18 & Under • Strathspey & Reel

  1. Arran Green, The Ewe with the Crooked Horn & The Grey Bob
  2. Ewan Allen, Caledonian Society of London & Dr Macphails reel
  3. Lewis Maxwell, The Cameronian Rant & The Little Cascade
  4. Catriona Norman, Arniston Castle & John MacInnes
    Judge: Gary Nimmo
•Lennox Munro, U18 Jig winner. Photo:

Event 12 – 18 & Under • Jig

  1. Lennox Munro, Kenny Gilles of Portnalong, Skye
  2. Rory Cairns, Donald, Willie and his Dog
  3. Catriona Norman, The Old Wife of the Mill Dust
  4. Eala Niamh McElhinney, Old Woman’s Dance
  5. Fergus Dorrington, The Hammer and the Anvil
    Judges: Neill Mulvie, Gary Nimmo