Guards Club knockout final scheduled for June 23rd


The final of the Guards Club knockout has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 23, at the Scots Guards Club with the usual start time of 4pm. The final will be contested by Sandy Cameron and Cameron May. It was previously scheduled for a Sunday in May, but was postponed due to Sandy being under the weather with a short illness.

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 decided the winner of each heat, though the final will include judges.

The Scots Guards Club is at Clifton Terrace, Haymarket (opposite the railway station), in Edinburgh. Entry is £6 and half-time pies are available.

The Scots Guards Club in Edinburgh.

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
•Cameron May playing in the Guards Club Knockout in February 2024. Photo: Dougie Watson