The contestants and dates of the next Scots Guards Association’s popular Knockout series have been announced.

  • Oct 29 – Angus MacColl v Bobby Allen
  • Nov 26 – Brodie Watson Massey v Angus Macphee
  • Jan 28 – Sandy Cameron v Christopher McLeish
  • Feb 25 – Cameron May v Luke Kennedy
    (The draw for the semi finals will be held after after the completion of this heat)

The pipers are required to perform a set lasting 30 minutes. The set needs to contain one March, Strathspey and Reel and the ground of a piobaireachd. An audience vote decides the winner of each heat – although the final will include judges.

The Scots Guards Club in Edinburgh.

The heats take place at 4.00pm at the Scots Guards Club in Clifton Terrace, Haymarket (opposite the railway station) in Edinburgh. Entry is £6 and half-time pies are available.

The Knockout has been held for over a decade now and has become a feature of the piping scene in Scotland’s capital city.

The Scots Guards Club was formerly a military club but membership has for many years now been open to all.