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Scots Guards KO semi-final 2

Scots Guards KO semi-final 2

The second semi-final of the Scots Guards KO will be held on Sunday, February 19, 4pm, and will be contested by Brìghde Chaimbeul and Angus McColl Jnr. Tickets are £5, pay at the door. Pies on sale at half time. The pipers will play 30 minutes of music each, and […]

Scots Guards KO semi-final 1

Scots Guards KO semi-final 1

John Dew and Calum Brown will compete in the first semi-final of the Scots Guards Club Knockout competition on Sunday, January 29, with a 4pm start.  Tickets are £5, pay at the door. Pies on sale at half time. The pipers will play 30 minutes of music each, and the […]

Semi-finals of the KO at the Scots Guards Club

Semi-finals of the KO at the Scots Guards Club

John Dew and Calum Brown will compete in the first semi-final of the Scots Guards Club Knockout competition on Sunday, January 29, with a 4pm start. The second semi-final will be held on Sunday, February 19, 4pm, and will be contested by Brìghde Chaimbeul and Angus McColl Jnr. All competitor […]

History of the Argyllshire Gathering part 39

History of the Argyllshire Gathering part 39

1974 BY JEANNIE CAMPBELL MBE This year there was a change in the rules for the major competitions. Competitors in the Open event at the Argyllshire Gathering and the Clasp at the Northern Meeting were required to submit six tunes from this list of twelve: Craigellachie, Lament for Colin Roy […]

Famous pipers: Andrew Pitkeathly

Famous pipers: Andrew Pitkeathly

When it comes to conversations about great pipers, Andrew Pitkeathly is sometimes overlooked, particularly by younger pipers today. A military man, he had modest competitive success: he won the Gold Medal at the 1949 Northern Meeting when a young Corporal, the same year in which he joined the Pipe Majors’ […]

The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 36

The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 36

1970-1971 By Jeannie Campbell MBE In 1970, the Gathering took place on August 26-27. The set tunes for the Open and Clasp competitions were The Big Spree (including tripling and Crunluath variations), Lord Lovat’s Lament, Craigellachie, Nameless (Hiharin Odin Hiharin Dro), Clanranald’s Salute and The Prince’s Salute. Four were to […]

Tributes paid to Robin Fleming CBE

Tributes paid to Robin Fleming CBE

Tributes have been paid to Robin Fleming CBE who died peacefully at his Oxfordshire home on June 26 aged 87. Robin was a family patriarch and a non-executive director of a well known private banking firm, Robert Fleming & Co., whose headquarters are in London’s Mayfair. The firm had been […]

All the prizewinners earlier today.

Results: Scots Guards Juniors

The Scots Guards Association Junior Solo Piping Competition took place today at the Army School at Inchdrewer House, Edinburgh. The results were: Under 15Ceòl Mòr – 1. Kyle Cameron; 2. Lewis Maxwell; 3. Fraser Hamilton; 4. Ryan McCreadie.March – 1. Fraser Hamilton; 2. Ryan McCreadie; 3. Curran Stainthorpe; 4. Ewan […]