Tag: Scottish Pipers’ Association

Famous pipers: Owen MacNiven

Famous pipers: Owen MacNiven

By Jeannie Campbell MBE In mid-April 2020 an article appeared on this website about the legendary Robert Reid (1895-1965). Born in Slamannan, Scotland, Reid was one of the finest pipers of the 20th century and the most dominant piper of the 1920s and 1930s. The article that appeared – ‘The master […]

SPA Knockout, Heat 1

Heat 1 sees of the Scottish Pipers’ Association’s prestiguous knockout series for the Piping Times Trophy. Current holder Stuart Liddell takes on Gordon McCready. The series was began in 1964 by Seumas MacNeill and the trophy was given by the Piping Times. Duncan Johnstone was the first winner.

SPA Professional contest changes

SPA Professional contest changes

This year’s Scottish Pipers’ Association marks its 100th year by introducing a new format for its annual Professional solo piping contest which takes place on Saturday, April 13. The Open category has been dispensed with and instead the competition will be graded. SPA President Tom Johnstone, said: “We felt that […]