Cameron May wins the Guards Club Knockout 2024


•Andrew Frater presents the winners trophy to Cameron May.

The rescheduled final of the Guards Club Knockout took place on Sunday, June 23, with Cameron May beating Sandy Cameron on the day. Organiser Jimmy Banks reported that there was over 50 spectators in the audience and they were treated to very good piping.

•Sandy Cameron and Cameron May

The path to the final started with the eight pipers below, competing in four heats:

Angus J. MacColl v Bobby Allen – first heat

Brodie Watson Massey v Angus Macphee – second heat

Sandy Cameron v Christopher McLeish – third heat

Cameron May v Luke Kennedy – fourth heat

The semi-finals were contested by:

Cameron May v Brodie Watson Massey

Sandy Cameron v Angus J. MacColl

•Andrew Frater and Sandy Cameron

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.