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.

Piobaireachd Society Summer School on Skye

I had always wondered why the last of the MacCrimmons, Donald Ruadh, found himself on the mainland at Glenelg. Thanks to research by Dr Decker Forrest we now know that those fertile lands, directly opposite Skye on the old drove road to Mam Ratagan and the south, were owned by the MacLeods of Dunvegan. Back then the MacLeods revered their pipers, granting them land rent free on Duirinish, and would…

Corgarff Games Results

Well done to all the pipers who supported this small games in the wilds of Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, and held yesterday (June 8). The weather was cold and wet. Champion piper was Angus MacPhee (pictured). The judge was Lewis Barclay. Piobaireachd1 Angus MacPhee2 John MacDonald3 Hector Munro March1 Angus MacPhee2 Hector Munro3 John MacDonald S&R1 Hector Munro 2 Angus MacPhee3 John MacDonald 6/8 March1 John MacDonald2 Angus MacPhee3 Hector Munro Jig1…