The annual Skye Gathering Piping Competitions were held today and yesterday in Portree. The picture above is of Jamie Forrester, the winner of the Dunvegan Medal. The picture and the one below of Finlay Cameron courtesy Cailean Maclean of Skye Media.
1 Jamie Forrester, Earl of Ross’s March
2 Nick Hudson, MacLeod of Colbeck’s Lament
3 Cameron MacDougall, Lament for the Duke of Hamilton
4 Finlay Cameron, MacLeod’s Salute
5 Andrew Hall, Too Long in this Condition
Judges: A Forbes, M McRae, J Wilson
The judges reported a high standard throughout; 24 played.
The winner, Jamie Forrester, is one of the featured pipers at this Sunday’s Piobaireachd Society concert to be held in St Cecilia’s Hall, Edinburgh. More information here.
Kemble Star March
1 Cameron MacDougall
2 Peter MacGregor
3 Sarah Muir
4 Finlay Cameron
5 Nick Hudson
6 Callum Wynd
Peter MacFarquhar Star S&R
1 Finlay Cameron
2 Ben Duncan
3 Nick Hudson
4 Darach Urquhart
5 Cameron MacDougall
6 Steven Gray
Col. Jock MacDonald Clasp
1 Simon McKerrall
2 Derek Midgley
3 Jamie Forrester
Judges for light music finaI: Morrison, I MacFadyen, M McRae and J Wilson.
1 John MacDonald 2 Peter MacGregor 3 Derek Midgley 4 Simon McKerrall 5 Andrew Bell
1 Simon McKerrall 2 William Rowe 3 Steven Gray 4 Finlay Cameron 5 Ben Duncan
Dr Alan MacDonald Cup for best in light music (£200): F Cameron
Finlay MacRae Trophy for best local piper: D Urquhart