Gordon Walker royally good at Braemar

Published: September 30, 2012
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Braemar, Scotland – September 1, 2012 - The familiar international array of competitors assembled for the Royal Braemar Highland Gathering, where 36 pipers vied for the prizes. Gordon Walker was the overall winner, winning both light music events.

Piobaireachd (Braemar Gold Medal)
1st Niall Matheson
2nd Derek Midgley
3rd Ursa Beckford
4thg James MacHattie
5th Gordon Barclay
6th Neil Walker

March
1st Gordon Walker
2nd Craig Sutherland
3rd Alan Clark
4th Donald MacPhee
5th Ursa Beckford
6th Greig Canning

Strathspey & Reel
1st Gordon Walker
2nd Craig Sutherland
3rd Alan Clark
4th Colin Clansey
5th Donald MacPhee
6th Greig Canning

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