Tag: Alistair Aitken

Malin Lewis and Jarlath Henderson.

Diary: Cowal/Bob Shepherd/Celtic Connections/John Wilson

Cowal Highland Gathering may not be the piping and pipe band event it once was but its organisers are celebrating winning a leading tourism prize. Cowal has just been awarded the Best Cultural Event or Festival title at last weekend’s The Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards. Cowal beat the HebCelt […]

Simon Fraser University competing at the 2018 World Pipe Band Championships.

Variation in pipe band competition results and difficulties of change

By Alistair Aitken OBE Differences in pipe band competition results have always been a problem and probably always will be. It is an issue being addressed continually in adjudicator training as human nature tends to immediately focus minds on the credibility of the adjudication process and the abilities of the […]