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Pipe Major Ben Duncan.

Tomintoul; Stonehaven results

TOMINTOUL:Ceòl Mòr – 1. Greig Canning (MacKay’s Banner); 2. Pipe Major Ben Duncan (Lament for MacSwan of Roaig); 3. George Taylor; 4. Callum Brown;Judges: Ian Duncan, Norman Matheson MBE and Duncan Watson. March – 1. Pipe Major Ben Duncan; 2. Callum Brown; 3. Greig Canning; 4. Jeffrey Lawson.Strathspey & Reel – 1. Callum […]

Lochearnhead a real tug-of-war

Lochearnhead a real tug-of-war

There was a good turnout today for the annual Balquhidder, Lochearnhead and Strathyre Highland Games which took place in the Stirlingshire clachan of Lochearnhead. In the light music events 20 pipers competed. Weather conditions were cloudy but dry although the field was soggy underfoot. The results are as follows: RESULTS: […]

Inverness Games results

Inverness Games results

The results from Inverness Highland Games, which took place today at Bught Park in the Scotland’s highland ‘capital’, are as follows. Ceòl Mòr – 1. Sandy Cameron (pictured, right); 2. Archie Drennan; 3. Ursa Beckford; 4. Gordon Barclay; 5. Connor Kellett.Judges: Iain MacFadyen and Archie MacLean. MSR – 1. Archie […]

Bobby Allen’s Uists hat trick

Bobby Allen’s Uists hat trick

Teenager, Bobby Allen from Chryston in North Lanarkshire, Scotland completed a hat trick today by becoming the overall winner at this week’s South Uist Games, the Highlands & Islands Young Piper of the Year (under 18s) on Benbecula and the overall winner at North Uist Games yesterday. The 15-year-old won […]

Last year's competitors.

Glenfiddich tickets on sale

Tickets for this year’s Glenfiddich are now on sale online. A major event in the solo piping calendar, details of the qualifying pipers will be released once the pipers have accepted the invitation. The Glenfiddich, supported by The William Grant Foundation, has been held in the ballroom of Blair Castle […]

2019 Young Piper of the Year results

2019 Young Piper of the Year results

The 2019 Highlands and Islands Young Piper of the Year contest took place yesterday at Sgoil Lionacleit on the Isle of Benbecula, Scotland. The event is organised annually by the Uist and Barra Piping Association. It was a good day for Bobby Allen of Chryston in North Lanarkshire – and […]

Gaelic-speaking tutors sought for Scotland’s Central Belt

Gaelic-speaking tutors sought for Scotland’s Central Belt

Scotland’s national body for Gaelic arts youth tuition festivals – the fèis movement – is looking to recruit freelance Gaelic-speaking tutors to deliver a programme in nurseries and primary schools throughout Scotland’s ‘central belt’ area. Fèisean nan Gàidheal’s ‘Fèisgoil’ project delivers language, music, arts and cultural services to schools, local […]

Scolpaig Tower near Sollas.

Deadline for Sollas composing competition

The deadline is approaching for submissions to be sent in for the composing competition organised by Taigh Sgire Sholais, in association with The National Piping Centre. As reported last month, the competition is for a new March to mark this year’s 170th anniversary of The Battle of Sollas. The deadline […]

Wilson’s charity walk

Wilson’s charity walk

Wilson Brown, an instructor at The National Piping Centre, has raised over £1,700 for Prostate Cancer UK after taking part in a recent charity walk around Glasgow’s Pollok Park. Wilson, an instructor at The National Piping Centre piped all the way around the route. The former Gold Medallist and Strathclyde […]

South Uist results

South Uist results

Updated with Junior results – After a couple of weeks of enjoyable weather around Scotland’s highland games, conditions at Askernish on the Isle of South Uist today were terrible. After a morning of heavy rain it wasn’t until 1.30pm that the games commenced. The solo piping results were: Ceòl Mòr […]