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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 […]

Results from Inveraray

Results from Inveraray

Updated with CLASP results. – It was a humid and dry day today in Inveraray in glorious Argyll for the annual Inveraray Highland Games. In the Ceòl Mòr competitions, Cameron MacDougall from Nigg took the A Grade trophy, John Dew the B Grade trophy, while young Brodie Watson-Massey Andrew Hutton […]

Kinlochard competitors.

Results from Rosneath and Kinlochard

The results from yesterday’s Rosneath Games were: P/A Grade Ceòl Mòr – 1. William Geddes (Earl of Seaforth’s Salute); 2. Allan Russell; 3. Darach Urquhart; 4. Angus D. MacColl;Judges: Alan Forbes and Neil Mulvie.March – 1. Angus MacColl; 2. Steven Gray; 3. William Geddes; 4. Sarah Muir.Strathspey and Reel – […]

2019 Springbank line-up

2019 Springbank line-up

The nine pipers who will compete in the 2019 Springbank Invitational solo piping competition are: Willie McCallum, Angus MacColl, Stuart Liddell, Roddy MacLeod, Iain Speirs, Callum Beaumont, Finlay Johnston, Glenn Brown and Peter McCalister. The competition will be held in the Seafield Hotel in Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland on September 14, […]

Bianca Kail, Con Houlihan and Gill Cairns at Balloch.

Balloch results

Open results added. Open Ceòl Mòr – 1. William Geddes (Old Men of the Shells); 2. Calum Wynd (Salute to Donald); 3. Jonathan Greenlees (Lament for Donald Duaghal MacKay).Judges: Malcolm McRae and Willie Morrison March – 1. Kris Coyle; 2. Allan Russell; 3. William Geddes.Strathspey and Reel – 1. William […]

Learn how to set up your band

Learn how to set up your band

As reported recently on bagpipe.news, this year’s Piping Live! festival features an educational slant called ‘Learn at Live! 2019. One of the workshops will see leading figures from the pipe band world explain some of the tricks and techniques they use(d) to achieve success with their respective pipe band. Among […]

Argyllshire Gathering order of play

Argyllshire Gathering order of play

The full draw for next month’s Argyllshire Gathering are as follows: Gold Medal – 1. Andrew Carlisle; 2. Nick Hudson; 3. Gordon McCready; 4. Alasdair Henderson; 5. Darach Urquhart; 6. Duncan MacGillivray; 7. Sean McKeown; 8. Sandy Cameron; 9. Jonathan Greenlees; 10. Gordon Bruce; 11 Andrew Donlan; 12, Derek Midgley; […]