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Springbank Invitational Solo Piping Competition

September 16th, 2023

Willie McCallum photographed at the 2016 Springbank Invitational, one of nine triumphs for the Campbeltown native.

•Willie McCallum photographed at the 2016 Springbank Invitational. Photo: Derek Maxwell.


Eight of the world’s best pipers will be competing at The Springbank Invitational Competition, held at the Argyll Arms Hotel, Campbeltown, Argyllshire, on Saturday, September 16, 2023, commencing 10am.

The competition was initiated in 2000 by the Kintyre Piping Society and has been sponsored by the local Springbank Distillery since its inception.

This year’s invitees are Callum Beaumont, Alasdair Henderson, Finlay Johnston, Fred Morrison, Stuart Liddell, Angus MacColl, Willie McCallum and Iain Speirs. Judges this year are Robert Barnes, Willie Morrison and John Wilson.

Travellers to Campbeltown for the competition are always given a special welcome by the Society which has been in existence for 70 years. It is hoped that the journey to hear some of the world’s best pipers in the town will inspire young players to take their piping to the highest level.

Last year’s winner was Angus MacColl of Benderloch.

•The 2022 competitors were second from left: Alasdair Henderson, Ben Duncan, Finlay Johnston, Glenn Brown, Willie McCallum, Angus MacColl, Sarah Muir and Gordon McCready. Judges in front row were Dr Angus MacDonald, Willie Morrison and John Wilson.
•Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute, Scotland. Fishing boats moored in the harbour with Campbeltown in the background.


September 16th, 2023
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Kintyre Piping Society


Argyll Arms Hotel
Campbeltown, Argyll & Bute United Kingdom + Google Map