Scots Guards KO/ Drumtochty Results

The final of the popular Scots Guards Knock Out competition was held yesterday (June 23rd) in the Scots Guards Club, Haymarket, Edinburgh.

Cameron May of Dillarburn, Lanarkshire, was the winner in a close contest against Sandy Cameron, Roy Bridge. Both young professionals put on an outstanding show for the packed audience. Cameron is pictured above with the SG KO trophy.

The heats for the competition began last year and featured many of the top up and coming pipers in Scotland. Organiser Jimmy Banks said: ‘I would like to thank all the young pipers who took part in this year’s knockout. We were treated to some great piping.’

  • Cameron May is one of the featured pipers at the Piobaireachd Society’s annual recital to be held in St Cecilia’s Hall, Edinburgh, on August 11. Tickets here.

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Drumtochty Games

Competitors Murray Barclay, James MacPetrie, Fraser Maitland, Jeffrey Lawson and Alan Clark

No piobaireachd at this Aberdeenshire games held on June 22, but there may be plans afoot to petition the organisers for just such an event. The Games take place in the charming, secluded, Drumtochty Glen just south of Stonehaven. There was a very good number of spectators, considering the isolation of the location. The weather was dry and warm day with a light breeze. There were 19 players, both senior and junior.

1 Allan Russell
2 Alan Clark
3 James McPetrie
4 Fraser Maitland

1 Allan Russell
2 Alan Clark
3 Jeffrey Lawson
4 Hector Munro

P/M Michael Laing of Lonach Pipe Band, Jeffrey Lawson and judge Duncan Watson

U 18 March: 1 Craig Mitchell 2 Calum Pearson 3 Murray Barclay 
U 18 S&R: 1 Craig Mitchell 2 Calum Pearson 3 Murray Barclay
U 14 March: 1 Larry Pressley 2 Andrew Fagan 3 Ellie Harrison 4 Sophia Bird
U 14 S&R: 1 Larry Pressley 2 Ellie Harrison 3 Sophia Bird 4 Andrew Fraser

Judges: G Brown, D Watson

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