The rescheduled Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia’s Annual Junior Piping and Drumming competition was held yesterday, February 23, in the town’s Calderhead High School.
There was a strong entry partiucularly in the Under 15 category. Judges reported a high standard in all events with good instruments and strong technique to the fore in the piping competitions.
In a nod to the environment the organisers chose not to print their competition programme this year, distributing it online.
This did not deter the sponsors and advertisers who included McCallum Bagpipes, Wallace Bagpipes, GI Reeds and RG Hardie. The picture above shows the main prizewinners.
Best Chanter – Winning a set of Wallace Bagpipes donated by Wallace Bagpipes: Archie Johnston
Best Under 13 Piper – Winning a set of MacRae Bagpipes donated by McCallum Bagpipes: Fraser Hamilton
Best Under 15 Piper – John K MacAllister Memorial Trophy – Winning a set of RG Hardie Bagpipes donated by RG Hardie and Co: Christopher Happs
Best Under 18 Piper – Tom McAllister Jnr. Memorial Trophy – Winning a mad to measure pair of trews and a jacket donated by David Ogilvie Tailoring: Brodie Watson Massey
Best Piper Overall Winner – Robert Clark Memorial Trophy – Winning a voucher donated by Billy Price (Grandson of Robert Clark): Christopher Happs
Chanter Slow Air:
13 and Under March:
13 and Under S&R:
15 and Under March:
15 and Under S&R:
15 and Under Piobaireachd Ground:
15 and Under Piobaireachd:
18 and Under March:
18 and Under S&R:
18 and Under Piob:
Snare Stick and Pad Age 15 and Under – March:
Snare Drumming Age 15 and Under – March:
Snare Drumming Age 15 and Under – March, Strathspey & Reel:
Snare Drumming Age 18 and Under – March, Strathspey & Reel:
Snare Drumming Age 18 and Under – Hornpipe & Jig:
Tenor Drumming Age 15 and Under – March:
Tenor Drumming Age 18 and Under – March, Strathspey & Reel: