Tag: Argyllshire Gathering

History of the Argyllshire Gathering part 45

History of the Argyllshire Gathering part 45

1980 BY JEANNIE CAMPBELL MBE. More changes were brought to the competitions at the Argyllshire Gathering in 1980.  For the Gold Medal, first prize winners of this event at the Argyllshire Gathering were excluded and entry was restricted to those who had won a prize in a Gold Medal competition […]

Results from day two of the Argyllshire Gathering

Results from day two of the Argyllshire Gathering

The Argyllshire Gathering was held on August 24 and 25, 2022 in Oban. Day two consists of outdoor solo piping competitions as part of the Oban Games at Mossfield Stadium. The results were: Royal Scottish Pipers’ Society Bronze Star – A Grade March Final Angus J MacColl, Benderloch Cameron Macdougall, […]

Jamie Forrester wins Gold Medal in Oban

Jamie Forrester wins Gold Medal in Oban

The Highland Society of London’s Gold Medal was won by Jamie Forrester at the Argyllshire Gathering today, August 25, 2022. The top five placings were: Jamie Forrester, Haddington Sandy Cameron, Roy Bridge John Mulhearn, Glasgow Sean McKeown, Bowmanville, Canada Derek Midgley, Tinton Falls, USAJudges: Alan Forbes, Murray Henderson and Bob […]

History of the Argyllshire Gathering part 43

History of the Argyllshire Gathering part 43

1978 BY JEANNIE CAMPBELL MBE In 1978 the Argyllshire Gathering introduced a Silver Medal competition. For the Gold Medal competition, first prize winners in this event were excluded and entry was restricted to those who had won a prize in competition for the Gold Medal at a former gathering at […]

History of the Argyllshire Gathering part 42

History of the Argyllshire Gathering part 42

1977 BY JEANNIE CAMPBELL MBE Competitors in the Northern Meeting Clasp Competition and the Argyllshire Gathering Open Piobaireachd competition in 1977 were required to select and submit four from the following list of six tunes: Sobieski’s Salute, The Stewarts’ White Banner,  Mary’s Praise, The MacDonalds’ Salute (the tune Fannet would […]

History of the Argyllshire Gathering part 41

History of the Argyllshire Gathering part 41

1976 BY JEANNIE CAMPBELL MBE The Gathering had remained unchanged for many years but 1976 marked a watershed with the first of several big changes coming in the force. In January 1976 Seumas MacNeill wrote: “1976 is going to be – for piping at least – a great deal different […]

One foot in front of the other …

One foot in front of the other …

DAN NEVANS relates last week’s in-person competitions at Oban and Lochaber from the perspective of a competing piper I’ve never really been one for vacations. I’m just not good at relaxing. I always feel like the sands of my own personal hourglass increase their irreversible passage as soon as I […]

Torquil bows out in style at Oban

Torquil bows out in style at Oban

This year’s Argyllshire Gathering – the 150th anniversary – was notable for the fact that it took place at all. Up until the middle of July, there was a widespread belief that, despite Scotland now being in Level 0 of its government’s COVID-19 restrictions, organisers would nevertheless not be able […]