Brodie Watson Massey beat Angus Macphee in the second heat of the Scots Guards Club Knockout competition on Sunday, November 26. He joins the winner of the first heat, and defending champion Angus J. MacColl, in the semi-final hat which will be drawn after the fourth heat on February 25.

The details of the third and fourth heats are:

  • 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.

•Brodie Watson Massey playing in the Guards Club Knockout in November 2023. Photo: Dougie Watson
•Angus Macphee playing in the Guards Club Knockout in November 2023. Photo: Dougie Watson