Tag: Bobs of Balmoral

Norman Matheson, 1932-2022

Norman Matheson, 1932-2022

Norman Matheson, the well known piper and piping judge, died in hospital in Aberdeen on Monday. He was 89 and had been ill for some time. Matheson, who was a surgeon by profession, was born in Inverness but lived in Aberdeenshire for much of his life. He also had family […]

Willie Donaldson: What are we waiting for?

Willie Donaldson: What are we waiting for?

There has been a call in recent years for change in the long-standing arrangements in the big piobaireachd competitions; that the Piobaireachd Society should stop naming its own settings as the preferred ones, or stop setting the annual tunes at all, allowing the performers free choice in which tunes they […]

The Nicol-Brown Chalice goes to the winner.

Nicol-Brown the latest to go online for 2020

The Nicol-Brown Amateur Invitational Contest is the latest solo piping competition that will adopt video submissions and remote judging for 2020 in order for it to take place. Organiser, Paula Glendinning said: “We are delighted to announce that Jack Taylor and Patrick Molard will judge the Piobaireachd event, and Matt […]