Atholl Gathering Senior & Junior Results (updated with tunes)

The Atholl Gathering took place today in the grounds of Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Perthshire. Weather was dry and sunny.

The Champion Piper was Angus MacColl Snr. Angus placed first in MSR and H&J. Angus is pictured with the winners’ glass tankard in the picture above by Derek Maxwell. Gordon McCready kept his good  form going with another win in the Piobaireachd to add to yesterday’s at Bathgate.

In all fifty-two adult and nine junior pipers entered. Three tunes of each were asked for in the Piobaireachd and in the Ceol Beag heats. The MSR final required three tunes of each and the H&J final was own choice. Results:

P/A/Open Piobaireachd:
1 Gordon McCready, Big Spree
2 Glenn Brown, Rory MacLoude’s Lament
3 Callum Beaumont, Lament for Ronald MacDonald of Morar
4 Darach Urquhart, Chisholm’s Salute
5 Peter McCalister, King’s Taxes
Judges: A Forbes, W Morrison

B Piobaireachd
1 Ben Duncan, Lament for MacSwan of Roaig
2 Steven Leask, Desperate Battle
3 Finlay Cameron
4 Steven Gray, Lament for the Iolaire
5 Ross McCrindle
Judges: R Clark, J Wilson

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C Piobaireachd
1 Andrew Ferguson
2 Archie Drennan
3 Enora Morice
4 Andrew Yu
5 Dan Nevans
Judges: G Clark, T Speirs

MSR Final
1 Angus D MacColl (pictured above on his way to yet more glory)
2 Cameron MacDougall
3 Angus J MacColl
4 William Rowe
5 Callum Beaumont
Judges: B Donaldson, R MacShannon

H&J Final
1 Angus D MacColl
2 Callum Beaumont
3 Angus J MacColl
4 Cameron MacDougall
5 Matt Wilson
Judges: B Hitchings, L Tannock

Junior Piob
1 John A McLaren
2 Brodie Watson-Massey
3 Luke Kennedy
4 Gregor Macdonald

Junior MSR
1 Bobby Allen
2 Brodie Watson-Massey
3 Luke Kennedy
4 Gregor Macdonald

Junior Jig
1 Brodie Watson-Massey
2 Bobby Allen
3 Gregor Macdonald
4 Luke Kennedy

All junior events were own choice and were judged by A Maclean and A Spalding. Junior winners John McLaren, Brodie Watson Massey & Bobby Allen are pictured above. John is Senior Cadet Forces Pipe Major in the UK.

• Following the rest of the games season? Check out our Guide to the Games here.

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