The ‘Saltcoats competition’ is inviting former champions back in 2023


The Caledonian Piping Club in Saltcoats, Ayrshire, have been running the Festival of Juvenile Solo Piping each October since 2003. This year they are planning to add a special event for past champions from over the last 20 years.

This year’s Festival of Juvenile Solo Piping takes place on Saturday, October 21 at Auchenharvie Academy, Stevenston. Previous champions should contact Gerard McClumpha by email for more information.

•The 2022 winners of the Festival of Juvenile Solo Piping with North Ayrshire Deputy Provost, John Sweeney, organiser Gerard McClumpha front right, and volunteers Tommy Bingham and Ciaran Sinclair in back row.

The previous champions who are invited back this year are:

  • Christopher Gray                         
  • Joshua Townsley                         
  • Cameron Drummond 
  • Scott Barrie                                 
  • Donald C. Stewart                       
  • Karen-Marie Keenan 
  • Harry Richards                            
  • Robbie MacIsaac                         
  • Robert Gibb 
  • John Campbell                            
  • Brodie Watson-Massey                
  • Emma Buchan 
  • Harry McLachlan                        
  • Luke Kennedy                             
  • Johnathan Graham 
  • Luke Shearer                              
  • Jack McGowan                             
  • Steven Leask 
  • Ross Conner                               
  • Owen McCreadie                          
  • Ross Ferguson 
  • Cameron May                             
  • Sarah Muir                                   
  • Scott Garden
  • Gregor Grierson                          
  • Scott Wood                  
  • Erin Ritchie 
  • Catriona Norman
  • Ryan Cupples-Menendez
•The prize winners in 2012 with senior champion, Christopher Gray, second from left and junior champion, Joshua Townsley, at the far right. •Photo:
•Event Co-Ordinator Gerard McClumpha with the judges and trophies in 2012 •Photo: