The Newton Stewart and Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival are now accepting entries for their junior piping competition on July 8, 2023. The competition will be held as part of the festival and take place at Minnigaff Primary School, Wigtownshire in south west Scotland.

Full details and registration can be found on the festival website here.

Last year’s competition results were as follows:

14 and Under March

  1. Christopher Drummond
  2. Archie Leonard

18 and Under MSR

  1. Eala McElhinney
  2. Gregor Grierson
  3. Archie Leonard

18 and Under Hornpipe and Jig

  1. Gregor Grierson
  2. Eala McElhinney
  3. Archie Leonard

Photos: competition winners for 2022 receiving trophies from piping judge, Paul Warren. By Simon Crompton-Reid