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 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.