Liddell enjoys overall best SPA treatments

Published: April 12, 2014
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Steven Leask

Glasgow – April 12, 2014 – The first big piping event of the Scottish solo season is the traditional Scottish Pipers Association competition, and this year Steven Leask was the biggest winner with two firsts and a second in the light music, and John-Angus Smith, who won the Piobaireachd. Liddell was the aggregate winner. About 18 competed in the events, except for the Former Winners MSR where eight competed.

Piobaireachd
1st John Angus Smith, London, “Lament for Donald Duaghal MacKay”
2nd Faye Henderson, Aberdeen, “Lachlan MacNeill Campbell of Kintarbert’s Fancy”
3rd Stuart Liddell, Inveraray, Scotland, “The Earl of Seaforth’s Salute”
Judges: Dugald MacNeill, Willie Morrison

March
1st Steven Leask, Glasgow
2nd Graham Drummond, Glasgow
3rd Greig Canning, Edinburgh

Strathspey & Reel
1st Steven Leask
2nd Graham Drummond
3rd Greig Canning
Judges: Andrew Frater, Ian MacLellan

Former Winners MSR
1st Stuart Liddell
2nd Steven Leask
3rd Jenny Hazzard, Edinburgh
Judges: Andrew Frater, Ian MacLellan

6/8 March (played during tuning for the Piobaireachd)
1st Stuart Liddell (one prize awarded)
Judges: Dugald MacNeill, Willie Morrison

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