RSPBA West of Scotland Branch Graeme Johnston Competition

This popular competition for young pipers was held at the College of Piping on November 15. It was generously sponsored by McCallum Bagpipes who donated a set of pipes for the 14 and Under piping and Wallace Bagpipes who donated vouchers for the 15-18 category.
All events were judged by John Wilson.

Champion Piper Donald Stewart with his trophies

Up to age 14 Piping
1 Robbie MacIsaac, Stirling Schools
2 Finlay Cameron, Dollar Academy
3 Brodie Watson-Massey, George Heriot’s

15 – 18 Piping
1 Andrew Hutton, Boghall & Bathgate
2 Alastair Hutcheon, George Watson’s
3 Craig Davidson, Bleary & Dist.

A feature of the Graeme Johnston is the competition for the best performance of a tune by the great composer Willie Ferguson. This was won by Donald Stewart (pictured).