Tag: Balvenie Medal

Jack Lee competing at the 2017 Glenfiddich.

Even mair from Blair

By MacGregor Kennedy Much sartorial elegance was in evidence, as usual. One particularly admired David Tait and his cohorts strutting around in their new grey lambs wool geansies with the Grant’s motif on the breast; John Napier MacAskill resplendent in a new Napier kilt was, as ever, something else. He […]

Famous pipers: John A. MacLellan

Simply put, Captain John A. MacLellan MBE (1921-1991) was one of the most important pipers of the 20th century. A military man, he joined the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders as a boy piper in 1936. In 1941, he was appointed Pipe Major of the 9th Battalion, Queen’s Own Highlanders: he […]

Glenfiddich going pay-per-view for 2020

Glenfiddich going pay-per-view for 2020

The Glenfiddich, considered to be the most prestigious event in the solo piping calendar, will go ahead this year as planned. The event itself, however, will take place at Blair Castle behind closed doors, with the public invited to join through a pay-per-view online stream on the day. The date […]