Skye Gathering Complete Results and Pictures

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.

Dunvegn Medal
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 winner Cameron MacDougall

Kemble Star March
1 Cameron MacDougall
2 Peter MacGregor
3 Sarah Muir
4 Finlay Cameron
5 Nick Hudson
6 Callum Wynd

Sixteen-year-old Finlay Cameron winner of the Peter MacFarquhar Star for Strathspey & Reel and probably one of the youngest ever pipers to secure such a prestigious award

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.

6/8 March
1 John MacDonald 2 Peter MacGregor 3 Derek Midgley 4 Simon McKerrall 5 Andrew Bell
H&J
1 Simon McKerrall 2 William Rowe 3 Steven Gray 4 Finlay Cameron 5 Ben Duncan
Piping Convenor Cameron MacFadyen writes: ‘Particular mention should be made of 16 year old Finlay Cameron from Roy Bridge who won the overall light music prize from a very strong field.  He featured consistently across the disciplines and is now away home to open his school exam results!’
Piobaireachd – Open Under-18
1 Eosaph Caimbeul, Kyle (The Battle of Auldearn No 2).
2 Archie Maclean, Edinbane (The Piper’s Warning to his Master).
3 Tom Spencer, Inverness (Corrienessan’s Salute).
4 Seumas Eade, New Zealand (Sir James MacDonald of the Isle’s Lament).
March Strathspey & Reel – Open Under-18
1 Archie Maclean (Maj. Manson at Clachantrushel, Ewe wi’ the Crookit Horn, Sheepwife)
2 Eosaph Caimbeul (Hugh Alexander Low of Tiree, Clachnaharry, Johnny MacDonald’s Reel)
3 Seumas Eade (Miss Delicia Chisholm, Caledonian Canal, Lexie MacAskill)
4 Tom Spencer (Millbank Cottage, Shepherd’s Crook, Rejected Suitor)
Judge: A Maclean
Highland Society of London Prize (£250) for best overall piper: S McKerrall
Dr Alan MacDonald Cup for best in light music (£200): F Cameron
Finlay MacRae Trophy for best local piper: D Urquhart

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