Scottish Pipers Association Professional Results

The Scottish Pipers’ Association Annual Professional Piping Competition was held today at the College of Piping in Glasgow with a strong field and a healthy entry.

The ceol beag was broadcast on Livestream. The picture above shows 2017 prizewinners (l-r) Gordon McCready, Sarah Muir and Graham Drummond.

There was a last minute change to the judging line-up due to a family illness. Piobaireachd: Dr Bill Wotherspoon and Bruce Hitchings.
Light Music:  Ian McLellan BEM and Andrew Frater. The 6/8 march was judged whilst the competitor tuned up for the piobaireachd. The Former Winners MSR was two different marches, strathspeys and reels, making the contest a bit more interesting.

Ceol Mor
1 Gordon McCready, Lady Margaret MacDonald’s Salute
2 Darach Urquhart, Lament for the Earl of Antrim
3 Sarah Muir
4 Edward Gaul
5 Sandy Cameron

Former Winners’ MSR
1 Graham Drummond
2 Sarah Muir
3 Allan Russell
4 Gordon McCready
5 Steven Leask

March
1 Sarah Muir
2 Gordon McCready
3 Ross Cowan
4 Andrew Wilson
Brighde Chaimbeul

S&R
1 Sarah Muir
2 Andy Wilson
3 Ben Duncan
4 Brighde Chaimbeul
5 Lachie Dick

6/8 March: Sarah Muir
Overall: Sarah Muir

Piobaireachd Entrants
Gordon McCready
Edward Gaul
Connor Jardine
Peter McCalister
Callum Wynd
Sarah Muir
Allan Russell
Dan Nevans
Sandy Cameron
Ben Duncan
Peter Hunt
Steven Leask
Gordon Ross
Jonathan Greenlees
Brighde Chaimbeul
Andrew Wilson
Jamie Elder
Ben Mulhearn
Rebecca Tierney
Darach Urquhart
J Ross Cowan



March &  Strathspey & Reel Entrants
Dan Nevans
Sandy Cameron
Ben Duncan (strathspey only)
Gordon Ross
Brighde Chaimbeul
Andrew Wilson
Jamie Elder
Rebecca Tierney
Lachie Dick
Darach Urquhart (march only)
J Ross Cowan (march only)
Gordon McCready (march only)
Edward Gaul
Andrew Bell
Connor Jardine
Stuart McCallum
Peter McCalister
Callum Wynd
Sarah Muir

The Army’s Ben Duncan, a winner at the SPA in 2015 and now eligible for the Former Winners’ MSR

MSR Former Winners Entrants
Steven Leask
Jonathan Greenlees
Darach Urquhart
J Ross Cowan
Gordon McCready
Graham Drummond
Allan Russell
Ben Duncan
Peter Hunt