This important competition for amateur piobaireachd players is organised every year by the Piobaireachd Society and always draws a very large entry. The winner this year was journalist Tom Peterkin from Edinburgh playing the Lament for Captain MacDougall. In second place was former winner Andrew Frater playing Tulloch Ard, third went to Michael Graham playing You’re Welcome Ewan Lochiel. Fourth was John Frater with MacLeod’s Controversy, fifth last year’s winner Bob Low playing the BlackWedder’s White Tail and sixth Stewart Gaudin with Lament for Donald Duaghal MacKay. The judges were J Hazzard and C MacLellan. Tom Peterkin is pictured above with the Quaich on an earlier occasion. Behind him are fourth prize winner John Frater, Piobaireachd Society Music Committee Secretary Alan Forbes and competitor James Kenny.