Callum Beaumont wins the 50th Glenfiddich Piping Championship


The 50th Glenfiddich Piping Championship took place today, October 28, 2023, and was won by Callum Beaumont for his first overall win of the title. Callum won the piobaireachd event in 2022 and it gave him the runner up prize, but this year his piobaireachd win seen him tie on points with Finlay Johnston and Alex Gandy, but win overall on a piobaireachd preference.

Roddy MacLeod received the Balvenie Medal, and it was presented by Ronnie McShannon and Murray Henderson. The Balvenie Medal was introduced the the Glenfiddich Piping Championship in 1985 and is awarded for “Services to Piping”. The full results are:


  1. Callum Beaumont – Lament for McLeod of Colbeck
  2. Finlay Johnston – Lament for the Children
  3. Fred Morrison – Craigellachie
  4. Bruce Gandy – Lament for the Laird of Anapool
  5. Angus D. MacColl – Nameless – cherede darievea
    Judges: Bob Worrall, Dr. Jack Taylor and Murray Henderson


  1. Alex Gandy – Brigadier-General Ronald Cheape of Tiroran, Ewe wi’ the Crookit Horn and Duncan MacIntyre RMS Athenia
  2. Jack Lee – South Hall, Lady Loudon, and Little Cascade
  3. Angus D. MacColl – The Argyllshire Gathering, Susan MacLeod and Alex C. MacGregor
  4. Willie McCallum – The Lonach Gathering, Dora MacLeod and John McKechnie’s Big Reel
  5. Finlay Johnston – Duncan MacColl, The Islay Ball and Alex Cameron Champion Piper
    Judges: Ian Duncan, Iain MacLellan and Jimmy Banks

The 2023 competitors were:

  • Callum Beaumont
  • Alex Gandy
  • Bruce Gandy
  • Alasdair Henderson
  • Finlay Johnston
  • Jack Lee
  • Angus MacColl
  • Willie McCallum
  • Fred Morrison
  • Innes Smith