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Results: Dornoch Highland Gathering

Results: Dornoch Highland Gathering

Dornoch Highland Gathering too place today amidst glorious weather, writes our correspondent. A sizeable crowd joined the march from Dornoch Square and once at the games field enjoyed very good piping as wel as the other events. Our friends in Dornoch Festival Week have kicked off festivities in style. RESULTS: […]

Aboyne: order or play

Aboyne: order or play

The running order for the Open competitions at Aboyne Games, which take place in the Aberdeenshire village tomorrow (August 3), is: Piobaireachd (commences 10:30) – Callum Beaumont; Andrew Hall; Jordan Ednie; Alan Clark; John Dew; James MacPetrie; George Taylor; Gordon Barclay; Jack Taylor; Timothy Ness; Andy Graham; John MacDonald; Andrew […]

Changes to the London Competition announced

Changes to the London Competition announced

This year’s London Competition will be held in The Caledonian Club in Halkin Street, London, a spokesman for organisers, the Scottish Piping Society of London (SPSL), said today. In addition, the prestigious Bratach Gorm event will take place on the evening of Friday, November 1 rather than on the Saturday […]

Arisaig: MacColl overall

Arisaig: MacColl overall

Angus D. MacColl was the overall winner at the annual Arisaig Highland Games yesterday (July 31). Weather conditions were mostly dull but warm at the coastal Lochaber township. The games took place, as ever, at Traigh Farm. Ceòl Mòr – 1. Angus D. MacColl (The Battle of the Pass of […]

William Rowe, from New Zealand, won the John Murray Memorial Cup for March and the Gordon Asher Memorial Cup for Strathspey and Reel at the Halkirk Highland Games.He is seen here receiving one of his trophies from piping judge John Macrae, (right), while piping stewart Charlie Swanson holds the other trophy.Photo: Robert MacDonald/Northern Studios

Rowe on form at Halkirk

William Rowe from New Zealand but living currently in Scotland, was the Champion Piper at Halkirk Games held last weekend (July 27) in the Caithness town, writes out correspondent. Rowe, who plays a splendid, rare set of drones made by Glasgow pipemaker William MacKinnon, won the March, the Strathspey & […]

Scotland’s youngest Suffragette to be commemorated

Scotland’s youngest Suffragette to be commemorated

A plaque is to be unveiled in Edinburgh tomorrow [Thursday] by Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon to commemorate Elizabeth (Bessie) Watson, the young piper who was Scotland’s youngest Suffragette. The ceremony will take place at The Edinburgh City Youth Cafe at 11-15 Vennel near the city centre. The building is […]

Grand Aggregate Awards piping winners at the 2019 British Columbia Pipers’ Association events announced at the Pacific Northwest Highland Games last weekend in Enumclaw, WA.

Pacific Northwest Highland Games results

A total of 118 solo players and 12 bands competed at the 2019 Pacific Northwest Highland Games which took place last weekend in warm, sunny weather at the Enumclaw Expo Center in Enumclaw (south of Seattle) in Washington state, USA. The event concluded with the announcement of the BCPA season-long […]

Coventry Pipe Band.

Corby results

The results from the recent pipe band and solo piping competition held at Corby in Northamptonshire, England are as follows: BANDS:Grade 2, Medley – 1. City of London.Grade 3, MSR – 1. Knox Grammar School; 2. Scunthorpe & District.Grade 3, Medley – 1. Knox Grammar School; 2. Nottinghamshire Police; 3. […]

St Andrews results; Airth

St Andrews results; Airth

The results from the solo piping contests held today at St Andrews in Fife, Scotland are: March – 1. Pipe Major Ben Duncan (in action today, right); 2. Brian Lamond; 3. Greig Canning; 4. Robbie MacIsaac. Strathspey & Reel – 1. Brian Lamond; 2. Pipe Major Ben Duncan; 3. Robbie […]

Inveraray: 2019 Scottish champions

Inveraray: 2019 Scottish champions

Inveraray & District won the Grade 1 title at today’s Scottish Pipe Band Championships held at Levengrove Park in Dumbarton, Scotland. Twelve bands competed. Weather conditions were atrocious and the RSPBA made the decision at 4.30pm to cancel the March Past. The Pipe Majors and Leading Drummers assembled at the […]