Nethybridge Games Results

It was a beautiful sunny day for the games at Nethybridge at the foot of the Cairngorm Mountains and it was enjoyed by a good crowd of spectators. The slightly elevated piping platform is located outside the games area and is surrounded by seating for those interested. Fortunately the area was shaded from the heat of the day. Piobaireachd1 Adam Cameron-Taylor (pictured on the boards above), Lament for the Only Son2 Neil…

P/M Richard is World Champion for a Record Thirteenth Time

Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band (pictured above) under P/M Richard Parkes are the new World Pipe Band Champions. They were placed first ahead of Inveraray. SFU took the drumming title. 150+ bands took part across all grades. Conditions were warm and very hot.  The RSPBA summary sheets showed the final totals. The Grade 1 title was earned over two days of competition, each contributing to the final total. Results: Grade 11 Field…

Piping World Rallies in Support of Shooting Victim John Don MacKenzie

The piping world remains in shock this morning following the shooting of adjudicator John Don MacKenzie (above) at his home in Dornie, Wester Ross, on Wednesday. John Don (63), a retired osteopath and a popular figure on the Highland games circuit, remains in a critical condition in the intensive care unit at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness. He has undergone extensive surgery on abdominal wounds. Pipers have been contacting Piping Press expressing…

Ballater Games Results

Eight played at Ballater yesterday (Aug 11). Xavier Boderiou was overall champion. Pictured in the scorching heat is Brian Lamond winner of the RB Nicol Trophy for Piobaireachd. Piobaireachd 1.  Brian Lamond – The Fingerlock2. Xavier Bouderiou – Glengarry’s March3. Angus MacPhee 4. Andrew Donlon5. John MacDonald6. Adam Taylor March1. Xavier Boderiou2. Angus MacPhee3. Alan Clark4. Andrew Donlon 5. Brian Lamond6. John MacDonald Strathspey and Reel1. Andrew Donlon 2. Brian Lamond3. Xavier Boderiou4. Alan Clark5….

Solo Piping Adjudicator Seriosuly Wounded in Highland Shooting

Solo piping judge John Don MacKenzie (circled) was shot and seriously wounded in yesterday’s violent incident in the the Highlands which left one man dead and three injured. John Don, an osteopath, was attacked in his home village of Dornie, Wester Ross. He is receiving treatment in Raigmore Hospital, Inverness. His wife Fay, a mental health nurse, was also injured in the attack and is being treated at a hospital…