Springbank Invitational Piping Competition 2014

Stuart Liddell winner of the 2014 Springbank Invitational Piping Competition

Stuart Liddell winner of the 2014 Springbank Invitational Piping Competition

1st Overall – Stuart Liddell
2nd Overall – Angus MacColl


  1. Stuart Liddell
  2. Roddy MacLeod
  3. Iain Speirs
  4. Callum Beaumont

March Strathspey & Reel

  1. Angus MacColl
  2. Willie McCallum
  3. Roddy MacLeod
  4. Callum Beaumont

Hornpipe & Jig

  1. Angus MacColl
  2. Gordon Walker
  3. Stuart Liddell
  4. Willie McCallum

The Archie Kenneth Quaich Competition 2015

The twenty-third annual amateur Piobaireachd competition for the Archie Kenneth Quaich will take place on Saturday, 7th March 2015, in the rooms of The Royal Scottish Pipers’ Society, 127 Rose Street Lane South, Edinburgh, starting at 10am.

Entries and enquiries to Alan Forbes, 24 Garscube Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 6BN. Tel: 0131-337 4094 or e-mail: alan.forbes@btinternet.com

Competitors should submit two tunes with their entries, one of which they will be asked to play. Competitors may not submit any tune with which they have previously won first prize in the competition.

Conditions for eligibility are as follows:

  1. Competitors must be aged twenty or over.
  2. Competitors must be amateur pipers.
  3. In particular, the following are not eligible:
    1. holders of the Army School of Piping’s Pipe Major Certificate;
    2. anyone who has won a prize in open competition or who has, within the past five years, taken part in open competition;
    3. anyone who has taken part in public recitals with professional players.
  4. Anyone in doubt about their eligibility to play should contact the competition organiser for advice.

There will be a maximum of twenty-five competitors selected on a first come first served basis.

Scots Guards Club Recital

Scots Guards Club are putting on another fantastic recital at the club, Haymarket Edinburgh

26 October at 4pm 

Jack Lee Recital

Curry served after tickets £10.00 at the door or book on 01313371084

Scots Guards Association Pipers Branch Junior Solo Piping Competition




Inchdewar House, Colinton Road

by Redford Barracks, Edinburgh

Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 November2014


 Competition A- March

(For competitors aged   11and not yet 15 years on 22 November 2014)

One 4 parted 2/4 March of own choice to commence 10am

1st Prize –Trophy and gift token

2nd Prize gift token and shield miniature

3rd Prize gift token and shield miniature

4th Prize gift token and shield miniature


Competition B- Strathspey and Reel

(For competitors aged11 and not yet 15 Years on 22 November 2014

One 4-parted Strathspey and Reel of own choice to commence 10am

1st Prize  Trophy, gift token

2nd Prize gift token and shield miniature

3rd Prize gift token and shield miniature

4th Prize gift token and shield miniature


Competition C – Piobaireachd

(For competitors aged 11and not yet 15 Years on 22 November 2014)

One Piobaireachd of own choice to be submitted – commence 10am

1st Prize – trophy, gift token

2nd Prize gift token and shield miniature

3rd Prize gift token and shield miniature

4th Prize gift token and shield miniature


Competition D- March Strathspey and Reel

(For competitors aged 15 and not yet 18 on 23 November 2014)

Two March Strathspey and Reel sets to be submitted – commence 10am

1st Trophy , gift token

2nd Prize gift token and shield miniature

2nd Prize gift token and shield miniature

4th Prize gift token and shield miniature


Competition E Piobaireachd

(For competitors aged 15 and not yet 18 on 23 November 2014

Two tunes to be submitted commence 10am

1st Prize Trophy , gift token

2nd Prize gift token and shield miniature

3rd Prize gift token and shield miniature

4th Prize gift token and shield miniature


There are extra prizes  being sponsored and these will be allocated on the day


Download Application form Here: Junior_Solo_Piping_entry_Forms_& info

City of Brechin Competition Draw

The City of Brechin Pipe Band solo piping and drumming competition will take place on 20 September 2014.

The Draw for the competition is as follows:

EVENT 1 CHANTER starts 9:00

1 Jack Liddell Bendochy
2 Ellie Cudworth Kirkmichael
3 Zoe Bruce Kirriemuir
4 Alistair Taylor Coupar Angus
5 Jake Howie Stonehaven
6 Ben MacDermid Monifieth
7 Freya Ross Carnoustie
8 Finlay MacIntosh Perth
9 Ian Taylor Coupar Angus
10 Catriona Duthie  
11 Drew McDonald Forfar
12 Krzysztof Black Monikie
13 Leon Carnegie Monifieth
14 Liam Campbell Forfar
15 Rory Moffat  


EVENT 2 NOVICE  starts approx 9:45

1 Ciaran Kidd Monifieth
2 Gregor Cunningham Blairgowrie
3 Robert Smith Blairgowrie
4 Glen Kelly Monifieth
5 Tom Sinclair Wolfhill


EVENT 3 INTERMEDIATE starts approx 10:15

1 Owen Woodcock Forfar
2 John Cumming Dunfermline
3 Matthew McSheffrey Kirriemuir
4 Liam Brown Johnshaven
5 Garret Rodgers  
6 Andrew Young Laurencekirk
7 Tod Bannerman Coupar Angus
8 Bruce Patullo  


EVENT 4 UNDER 15 PIOB starts 9:00

1 Owen Sweeney Carnoustie
2 Christopher Happs Midlothian
3 Jordan Ednie Monifieth


EVENT 5 15-18 PIOB starts approx 9:30

1 Liam Donaldson Kirriemuir
2 Callum Brown Peterculter
3 Callum Douglas Coupar Angus
4 Jamie Falconer Arbroath
5 Theo Pratt  
6 Aaron Bryce Perth



Starts approx 10:30

1 Owen Sweeney Carnoustie
2 Jordan Ednie Monifieth
3 Christopher Happs Midlothian
4 Brogan Townsley Perth


EVENT 7 15-18 MSR

Starts approx 13:00

1 Liam Mulheron Dunfermline
2 Theo Pratt  
3 Liam Donaldson Kirriemuir
4 Ewan Cameron Madras College
5 Douglas Mair Kinross
6 Jamie Falconer Arbroath
7 Callum Douglas Coupar Angus
8 Callum Brown Peterculter
9 Sean McHugh Elgin
10 Aaron Bryce Perth
11 Grant Sanderson Finavon
12 Murray Watt Alford



Starts approx14:15

1 Liam Brown Johnshaven
2 Christopher Happs Midlothian
3 Robert Smith Blairgowrie
4 Owen Woodcock Forfar
5 John Cumming Dunfermline
6 Jordan Ednie Monifieth
7 Matthew McSheffrey Kirriemuir
8 Owen Sweeney Carnoustie
9 Brogan Townsley Perth


EVENT 9 15-18 JIG

Starts approx 15:00

1 Sean McHugh Elgin
2 Grant Sanderson Finavon
3 Liam Mulheron Dunfermline
4 Alasdair Johnston  
5 Aaron Bryce Perth
6 Ewan Cameron Madras College
7 Callum Brown Peterculter
8 Callum Douglas Coupar Angus
9 Murray Watt Alford
10 Liam Donaldson Kirriemuir
11 Douglas Mair Kinross
12 Theo Pratt  


EVENT 10 UNDER 15 6/8

Starts approx11:00

1 Jordan Ednie Monifieth
2 Tod Bannerman Coupar Angus
3 Brogan Townsley Perth
4 Owen Woodcock Forfar
5 Robert Smith Blairgowrie
6 Matthew McSheffrey Kirriemuir
7 Tom Sinclair Wolfhill
8 Liam Brown Johnshaven
9 Christopher Happs Midlothian
10 Gregor Cunningham Blairgowrie
11 Owen Sweeney Carnoustie


EVENT 11 15-18 6/8

Starts approx 13:00

1 Sean McHugh Elgin
2 Liam Donaldson Kirriemuir
3 Aaron Bryce Perth
4 Jamie Falconer Arbroath
5 Liam Mulheron Dunfermline
6 Mark Donnachie Carnoustie
7 Ewan Cameron Madras College
8 Grant Sanderson Finavon
9 Callum Brown Peterculter
10 Theo Pratt  
11 Andrew Young Laurencekirk
12 Douglas Mair Kinross
13 Callum Douglas Coupar Angus


Events 12 & 13 Open Piping MSR an Hornpipe and Jig have no entrants

Anyone wishing to enter can do so on the day and is likely to start approx 15:45


Starts 9:00

1 Logan Grant Woodside
2 Dana Liddell Blairgowrie
3 Robert Sinclair Wolfhill
4 Tommi McAndrew Laurencekirk
5 Bayley Cudworth Kirkmichael



Starts approx 9:20

1 Josh Craigie Carnoustie
2 Lewis Christie Monifieth
3 Jack Hart Carnoustie
4 Ross Pattullo Coupar Angus
5 Alexander Tannahill Coupar Angus
6 Andrew Mands Coupar Angus
7 Erinne Black Brechin
8 Fiona Downie Pitlochry
9 Darren Nairn Coupar Angus
10 Matthew Crichton Cove
11 Hannah Mitchell Aberdeen
12 Matthew Tough Cove
13 Finlay Watt Alford
14 Murray Borthwick Monifieth
15 Rebecca Oswald Perth




Starts approx 11:15

1 Innes McKay Montrose
2 Eryn Sinclair New Alyth
3 Craig Foggo Leuchars
4 Chloe Taylor Strathtay
5 Abby Sutherland Crieff
6 Adam Robertson Kellas



Starts approx 14:30

1 Craig Foggo Leuchars
2 Chloe Taylor Strathtay
3 Brian Martin Peterculter
4 Abby Sutherland Crieff
5 Lachlan Gibb  
6 Christopher Carter Portlethen
7 Innes McKay Montrose
8 Laura Oswald Perth




Starts approx 15:15

1 Abby Sutherland Crieff
2 Lachlan Gibb  
3 Christopher Carter Portlethen
4 Brian Martin Peterculter



Starts approx 10:30

1 Zoe Pattullo Coupar Angus
2 Amy Hart Carnoustie
3 Billie Louise Halstead Glenrothes
4 Anna Pearson Laurencekirk
5 Christopher Lorimer Carnoustie
6 Liam Sim Aberdeen
7 Ewan Noble Carnoustie
8 Erin Gillies Perth
9 Cassidy McDade Glenrothes
10 Danielle MacDermid Monifieth
11 Sarah Tannahill Coupar Angus



Starts approx 13:00

1 Amy Hart Carnoustie
2 Eilidh Duthie  
3 Christopher Lorimer Carnoustie
4 Andrew Bonnar Kircaldy
5 Ewan Noble Carnoustie
6 Aaron Bryce Perth
7 Holly Ross Carnoustie
8 Sophie Martin Peterculter
9 Bethany Guthrie Kirriemuir
10 Danielle MacDermid Monifieth



Starts approx 14:00

1 Bethany Guthrie Kirriemuir
2 Sophie Martin Peterculter
3 Erin Gillies Perth
4 Aaron Bryce Perth


EVENT 23 OPEN TENOR     Starts approx 15:45

1 Bethany Guthrie Kirriemuir
2 Sarah Grant Turriff


All start times are approximate and subject to change if required

Northern Meeting 2014 Results

Highland Society of London Gold Medal
1st Douglas Murray
2nd William Geddes
3rd Finlay Johnston
4th Peter McCalister
5th Alastair Lee

Silver Star Former Winners’ MSR
1st Niall Stewart
2nd Willie McCallum
3rd Stuart Liddell
4th Jack Lee
5th Gordon Walker

1st Iain Speirs
2nd Stuart Liddell
3rd Jack Lee
4th Bruce Gandy
5th Callum Beaumont

Silver Medal
1st Angus J MacColl
2nd Colin Campbell
3rd Michael Fitzhenry
4th Alex Gandy
5th Connor Sinclair

A Grade MSR
1st Alex Gandy
2nd Finlay Johnston
3rd Sean McKeown
4th Alasdair Henderson
5th Jenny Hazzard

A Grade Hornpipe and Jig

1st Alasdair Henderson
2nd Colin Campbell
3rd Stuart Liddell
4th Greg Wilson
5th Alex Gandy

B Grade MSR
1st Ashley Carmichael
2nd Steven Gray
3rd Ben Duncan
4th George Stewart
5th Connor Sinclair

B Grade Hornpipe and Jig
1st George Stewart
2nd Ashley McMichael
3rd Matt Pantaleoni
4th Steven Gray
5th Sarah Muir

Champion Piper of the Northern Meeting

Stuart Liddell

Piping Instructor Vacancy- Dollar Academy

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a driven individual to become part of the tutoring team at this prestigious independent school.

The successful applicant will be expected to carry out one to one tuition and group sessions for pupils ranging in age from 8 to 18. The position also holds responsibilities as Pipe Major of the novice juvenile band, which competes at local and major championships. Relevant band practices are conducted as part of a busy school’s co-curricular program.

Experience in all aspects of solo and band tuition is essential. The successful individual will be expected to work well within an established team environment and liaise effectively with other members of the pipe band staff.

The successful applicant will be self-employed, and will submit monthly invoices to the Academy. It is expected that the appointment will require a commitment of two days per week, initially, although this may increase.

All appointments at Dollar Academy are subject to satisfactory clearance through the Disclosure Scotland Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme, and the Academy will arrange and pay for an application to be made.

To apply for the position, please complete the Support Staff Application Form, downloadable from the Academy’s website (www.dollaracademy.org), or contact Marion Campbell on 01259 740515 / email campbell-m@dollaracademy.org.uk Applications should be submitted to the above email address or mailed to Marion Campbell, Dollar Academy Trust, 23 West Burnside, Dollar, FK14 7DX by Monday 8th September 2014 at the latest.

Northern Meeting CLASP 2014 Draw

Starting at 9.30am Sharp

Grade 3 – Piobaireachd Ground

  1. Stephen Whitton
  2. Neil Mitchel
  3. Robert Thomson

Grade 2 – Piobaireachd

  1. Michael McGowan
  2. Douglas Maxwell
  3. Liza MacFarquhar
  4. Janette Greenwood

Grade 1 – Piobaireachd

  1. Susy Klinger
  2. Bob Low
  3. Michael Graham
  4. John MacLeod
  5. Stephen Ross
  6. Andrew Park

Grade 3 – 2/4 March, followed by Strathspey and Reel

  1. Robert Thomson
  2. Douglas Maxwell

Grade 2 – 2/4 March, followed by Strathspey and Reel

  1. Liza MacFarquhar
  2. Janette Greenwood
  3. Neil Mitchel
  4. Michael McGowan

Grade 1 MSR

  1. John MacLeod
  2. Stephen Whitton
  3. Bob Low
  4. Andrew Park
  5. Susy Klinger
  6. Michael Graham

Piping Instructor and Music Instructor Vacancies in the Royal Oman Police

The Royal Oman Police are seeking to fill two Piping Instructor and other Music Instructor vacancies.

Salary could be in the range of Rial Omani 2000/- (R.O. 1500/- + 500/- rental allowance) all inclusive (i.e. accommodation, electricity & water) and the position will be on accompanied status. 45 days paid leave after 11 months of service, to and fro air fare up to home town for Instructor, spouse and two children under the age of 18 years. Free medical treatment for Instructor and family at the Royal Oman Police Hospital and other Government Hospitals operating in Oman under the Ministry of Health.

Vacancies also exist for:

  • Percussion Instructor
  • Trombone/Euphonium Teacher – Bandmaster with minimum five years teaching experience.
  • Cornet/French Horn Teacher – Bandmaster with minimum five years teaching experience.

To register interest for these posts Curriculum Vitae should be sent by email to rmacleod@thepipingcentre.co.uk or by post to:
Roddy Macleod, The National Piping Centre, 30-34 McPhater St, Cowcaddens, Glasgow, G4 0HW, Scotland, UK.

Closing Date: October 1st 2014