Robert Burns Junior Piping, Dumfries

This annual contest was held on Saturday Sept 2 at Locharbriggs Primary School, Dumfries. The event was run for first time by Southwest Scotland Piping and Drumming Academy. Good turnout of pipers and drummers in all events. First prize winners in the piping are pictured above.

Prizes were presented by Mrs Weatherall from the Hollywood Trust, a major contributor to the SWPDA.

Under12 Chanter:
1 Erin Allison
2 Heather McKean
3 Joanne Will

Under 15 March:
1 Hazel Whyte
2 Jack McGowan
3 Gregor Grierson
4 Fraser Hamilton

Under 18 MSR
1 Hazel Whyte
2 Craig Peters
3 Harry McGowan
4 Luke Shearer



Hornpipe and Jig
1 Luke Shearer
2 Hazel Whyte
3 Greg Will
4th equal Gregor Grierson Jack McGowan

Piobaireachd
1 Craig Peters
2 Hazel Whyte
3 Ross Strain
4 Greg Will

Judges: Walter Cowan, William Geddes

Walter and weans…adjudicator Walter Cowan with two successful young competitors at the Robert Burns contest

Side Drumming
1 Bronagh Gibb
2 Callan McCrae
3 Jack Carlisle
4 Brooke McGowan
Judge: Arthur Cook

Tenor Drumming
1 Kirsty McCron
2 Kali Currie
3 Gemma Ritchie
4 Kelly Sanderson
Judge: Fiona Wilson