Northern Meeting Day 1 (complete) – Douglas at the Double!

IMG_1804-0 dougie and medalDouglas Murray completed a historic double when he added the Northern Meeting Gold Medal to the first he secured only a week ago at Oban. He now joins a select band of pipers to achieve this notable success: Willie Lawrie (1910), George Yardley (1911), John MacDonald, South Uist, (1926), Bob Nicol (1930), John Burgess (1950), William MacDonald, Inverness (1955), DR MacLennan (1956), Hector MacFadyen (1964), Andrew Wright (1970), and John Cairns (1999). The judges described Douglas’s performance as ‘outstanding’ and this was the view of most of the audience as they filed out of the main auditorium at Eden Court after nine hours of intense listening. Douglas said: ‘I can’t believe this success. It is something you dream about. Everyone has been very complimentary and I am very grateful to them all.’
Gold Medal
1 Douglas Murray, His Father’s Lament for Donald MacKenzie
2 William Geddes, Lady Mgt MacDonald’s Salute
3 Finlay Johnston, MacNeill of Barra’s March
4 Peter McCalister, Lady Mgt MacDonald’s Salute
5 Alistair Lee, His Father’s Lament for Donald MacKenzie
Judges: Jack Taylor, Iain Morrison, Stuart Samson

Silver Medal:
1 Angus J MacColl, Corrienessan’s Salute
2 Colin Campbell, Corrienessan’s Salute
3 Michael Fitzhenry, MacDonald of Kinlochmoidart’s Lament No1
4 Alex Gandy, Lament for Captain MacDougall
5 Connor Sinclair, Lament for Captain MacDougall
Judges: Ronald MacShannon, Colin MacLellan, Ian Duncan

Former Winners’ MSR:
1 Niall Stewart
2 Willie McCallum
3 Stuart Liddell
4 Jack Lee
5 Gordon Walker
Judges: Ian McLellan, Malcolm McRae, John Wilson

A MSR:
1 Alex Gandy
2 Finlay Johnston
3 Sean McKeown
4 Alasdair Henderson
5 Jenny Hazzard
Judges: Iain MacFadyen, Bill Livingstone, Andrew Frater