Results from the Captain John A. MacLellan MBE Solo Piping Competition


The Captain John A. MacLellan MBE Solo Piping Competition was held on Saturday, October 7, at the Army School of Bagpipe Music and Highland Drumming at Inchdrewer House, Edinburgh.

Willie McCallum was the overall winner of the Premier Grade, winning the MSR and placing fourth in the Piobaireachd event. The Premier Piobaireachd competition was won by Stuart Liddell and gives him a place in the Captain John MacLellan MBE Memorial Recital and Dinner in 2024.

•WO1 (Senior Pipe Major) Colin Simpson SCOTS, Cameron MacDougall, Michael Fitzhenry,  Andrew Smith, Andrew Ferguson, Peter Macgregor, Stuart Liddell, Darach Urquhart, Willie McCallum and Director of Army Bagpipe Music Maj Gordon Rowan MBE.

The Premier Piobaireachd competition was livestreamed on Facebook and can be watched again here, on the Facebook page of The Army School of Bagpipe Music and Highland Drumming. The Open Hornpipe & Jig competition can be watched again here.

Premier Piobaireachd

  1. Stuart Liddell
  2. Iain Spiers
  3. Finlay Johnson
  4. William McCallum
  5. Roddy Macleod

Premier MSR

  1. William McCallum
  2. Roddy Macleod
  3. Finlay Johnson
  4. Chris Armstrong
  5. Stuart Liddell

Open Hornpipe & Jig

  1. Sarah Muir
  2. Roddy Macleod
  3. William McCallum
  4. Ben Duncan  
  5. Scott McCaskill

A Grade Piobaireachd

  1. Cameron MacDougall
  2. Ben Duncan
  3. Darach Urquhart
  4. Sarah Muir
  5. Gordon Bruce

A Grade MSR

  1. Peter Macgregor
  2. Ashley McMichael
  3. Steven Gray
  4. Darach Urquhart
  5. Greig Canning

B Grade Piobaireachd

  1. Andrew Ferguson
  2. Michael Fitzhenry
  3. Bradley Parker
  4. John Dew
  5. Ashley McMichael

B Grade MSR

  1. Brodie Watson-Massey
  2. Bradley Parker
  3. John Dew
  4. Andrew Ferguson
  5. Ross Conner

C Grade Piobaireachd

  1. Andrew Smith
  2. Cameron Macleod
  3. Daniel Johnstone
  4. Kyle Cameron
  5. Christopher McLeish

C Grade MSR

  1. Ben Mulhearn
  2. John McElmurry
  3. Scott McKay
  4. Norman Gillies
  5. Jamie Brownlie