The Glen is Mine – Remembering John Wilson, Edinburgh and Toronto

This memory has been submitted to our Lockdown Challenge essay writing competition. The montage artworks have also been submited to our painting/ drawing competition. By Betty Anne Muckle Canmore Highland Games are held are held in a park on Labour Day weekend in Canmore, Alberta. The venue is overshadowed by three mountains known as ‘The Three Sisters’. An enthusiastic attendee was the late Margaret Wilson, widow of the highly esteemed…

Time for Another Look at the Grade 1 Worlds and the Qualifier

I am rather concerned about the structure of the Grade 1 pipe band competition at the World Pipe Band Championships. I can well imagine the feeling of disappointment of a skilled and far-travelled piper from, say, New Zealand or Western Canada, hoping to play in the Worlds and then being in a band that did not qualify for the actual G1 competition on the Saturday. Does this experience encourage or reward the…

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