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Piping Live! tickets go on sale

Piping Live! tickets go on sale

Tickets for this year’s Piping Live! international festival are now on sale. Go online to https://pipinglive.co.uk/tickets/. Piping Live takes place in Glasgow from August 10-18 and features a host of events including the Masters Solo Piping competition, the International Quartet competition, the Silver Chanter, and Pipe Idol. The popular Gordon […]

Judges for Oban and Inverness

Judges for Oban and Inverness

The Argyllshire Gathering and Northern Meeting have allocated the following judges for their competitions at this year’s events: ARGYLLSHIRE GATHERING August 21Senior Piobaireachd – Willie Morrison, Stuart Samson and John Wilson. Corran Halls, Main Hall, 09.00.Highland Society of London Gold Medal – Ronnie McShannon, Patricia Henderson and Chris Armstrong. Corran […]

Hugh MacCallum – funeral details

The funeral of Hugh MacCallum will be held at Falkirk Crematorium next Thursday, June 6, at 1:45pm. Falkirk Crematorium is in Dorrator Road, Camelon near Falkirk FK2 7YJ. For anyone wishing to attend and who may be travelling by train, the crematorium is a 30-minute walk from Falkirk Grahamston railway […]

Entries for Highlands & Islands Young Piper of the Year 2019

Entries for Highlands & Islands Young Piper of the Year 2019

This year’s Highlands & Island Young Piper of the Year competition will take place on July 18. The venue is once again Sgoil Lionacleit on Benbecula in the Western Isles. Entry forms are below. This competition is sandwiched between two other events in the region, the South Uist Games on […]

Colin Ross, 1934-2019

Colin Ross, 1934-2019

An era in bellows piping ended on Monday with the news that Colin Ross died in hospital after a short illness. Colin was a major figure in the revival of bellows-blown bagpipes. He specialised in the music of Northumberland and the Scottish Borders and essentially invented the modern Scottish smallpipes. […]

Hugh A. MacCallum, 1942-2019

Hugh A. MacCallum, 1942-2019

Hugh Archibald McCallum passed away last night. He was 76 and was recuperating after suffering a stroke late last year. Hugh, a native of Campbeltown in Argyll, was born into a family of pipers. His brother, Ronald gave him his first lessons before Pipe Major John MacKenzie took him on. […]

Finlay MacDonald and Roddy MacLeod in Buchanan Street today for the official launch of the 2019 Piping Live! festival. (Photo: Chris James)

Piping Live! 2019 unveiled

The run-up to the 16th Piping Live! festival kicked off today when Glasgow’s Buchanan Street was transformed into the Piping Walk of Fame, with Hollywood-style stars revealing the headliners of this year’s festival. The festival returns to the city from August 10-18. Buchanan Street, one of the city’s main shopping […]

Darach Urquhart competing at Cowal in 2013.

Cowal axes Senior solo piping for 2019

The Senior solo piping competitions have been axed at this year’s Cowal Highland Gathering. Organisers cite a date clash with the Northern Meeting as the reason. The Junior competitions will take place as normal. The Senior competitions are expected to return next year. A spokesman said: “This year the solo […]

Atholl Gathering overall goes to Sarah Muir

Atholl Gathering overall goes to Sarah Muir

• Updated with B Grade Piobaireachd results: A large entry competed today at the annual Atholl Gathering, Scotland’s first major outdoor solo piping contest of the year. On the day, 14 pipers scratched. Sarah Muir from Glasgow, with two firsts and a second, was the overall winner. In the Junior […]

The Junior winners at Bathgate today.

Results from Bathgate

Bathgate Highland Games was held today in dreich conditions. It was a good day, however, for Gordon McCready and Bobby Allen who took three first in the Senior and Junior events respectively. RESULTS:SeniorsCeòl Mòr – 1. Gordon McCready; 2. John Dew; 3. Jonathan Simpson. March: 1. Gordon McCready’ 2. Bradley […]