Solo piping results from day two of the Argyllshire Gathering

•The pipers lead the march to the Gathering at Mossfield Park, with Gold Medal winner Alasdair Henderson in the Pipe Major position. Thanks to Mike Grey for the photo

The photo above is somewhat misleading as it was a wet day yesterday in Oban, August 24, for the Argyllshire Gathering 2023. The weather wasn’t kind to the pipers in the light music competitions out in the fresh air of Mossfield Park.

However the rain didn’t stop young Cameron Bonar, 15, from British Columbia who added the Intermediate MSR title to last Thursday’s accolade of Pipe Idol winner at Piping Live! 2023. The full results were as follows:

A-Grade competitions


  1. Alan Bevan
  2. Callum Beaumont
  3. Steven Leask
  4. Fred Morrison
  5. James Duncan MacKenzie
    Judges: Bob Worrall, John Wilson and Ronnie McShannon

Strathspey & Reel

  1. Callum Beaumont
  2. Calum Brown
  3. Sarah Muir
  4. Andrew Hayes
  5. Calum Watson
    Judges: Barry Donaldson, Michael Grey and Murray Henderson

B-Grade Competitions


  1. Andrew Donlon
  2. Jamie Elder
  3. Bradley Parker
  4. Angus MacPhee
  5. Fraser Allison
    Judges: Bruce Hitchings, Jim McGillivray and Malcolm McRae

Strathspey & Reel

  1. Sandy Cameron
  2. Bobby Allen
  3. John Dew
  4. Jacob Dicker
  5. Matt Pantaleoni
    Judges: Bill Livingstone, Patricia Henderson and Robert Barnes

Intermediate MSR

  1. Cameron Bonar
  2. Hector Finlayson
  3. Colin Forrest
  4. Alistair Bevan
  5. Kyle Cameron
    Judges: Derek Fraser, Ian Duncan and Robert Wallace
•Cameron Bonar competing in the heat of Pipe Idol 2023

Open Jig

  1. James Duncan Mackenzie
  2. Angus MacPhee
  3. Steven Gray
  4. Fred Morrison
  5. Bobby Allen
    Judges: Jack Taylor and Willie Morrison