History: The Northern Meeting 1949

I have in my possession four pages from an old Northern Meeting programme for 1949. The pages are for Day 1 only. Above is a picture of Andrew Pitkeathly, the winner of the Gold Medal that year. Twenty-four entered the Medal, but whether they all played I am not sure. The programme was given to me by the late Dr James Finlayson who was a Consultant Physician at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary….

Killin Games Entries Open/ Piping Live March/ Eilidh’s Trust Funding

Killin Highland Games (August 7th) are now taking entries for their piping competitions. To enter click here.          All competitors pay admission to the park and this gains entry to the competitions. All competitors must report to the Piping Convenor by 10.30am. Piobaireachd, MSR and Jig for Juniors (U-14) and Seniors. Light music for Intermediate pipers. Four prizes in each event The games, to be held at Breadalbane…

Blairgowrie Games Entries Open

Piping Convenor Stuart Samson has announced entries are now open for Blairgowrie Highland Games to be held on Sunday, 8th September 2024. The games are supported by the Competing Pipers Association. Email entries to Stuart at piping@blairgowriehighlandgames.co.uk indicating which events you wish to enter. Competitors will be notified in advance of their draw for each event entered. The entry fee is the admission fee taken at the gate to gain access to…

Aberdeen Games Cancelled

Aberdeen Games due to take place today, June 16, at the city’s Hazelhead Park have been cancelled. Heavier than expected overnight rain has left the park waterlogged. Refunds for spectators and entrants will be refunded. The piping events had had a higher than expected entry.

Finlay Johnston Recital/ South East Asia Report

Finlay Johnston is in recital in Aberdeen next Friday, June 21. The event is being promoted by the city’s piping society. President Fraser Maitland said: ‘The evening will feature not just one of the world’s top pipers, but fantastic raffle prizes including an ES Session practice chanter.’ The venue is the Gordon Highlanders Museum, Viewfield Rd, Aberdeen AB15 7XH, and the start time is 7pm. Local piper Lewis Stewart, Aberdeen, will…