Sandy Cameron through to the Guards Club Knockout semis

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Sandy Cameron beat Christopher McLeish in the third heat of the Scots Guards Club Knockout competition yesterday, January 28.

He joins the winners of the first and second heats, Angus J. MacColl and Brodie Watson Massey, in the semi-finals. The draw for the semis will follow the fourth heat which sees Cameron May v Luke Kennedy on February 25.

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.

•Sandy Cameron playing in the Guards Club Knockout in January 2024. Photo: Dougie Watson
•Christopher McLeish playing in the Guards Club Knockout in January 2024. Photo: Dougie Watson