Speirs, McKerrell take big prizes at North Berwick

Published: August 31, 2012
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North Berwick, Scotland – August 4, 2012 - While the bands were off doing their thing, a sizable group of solo pipers were competing for good prize money at the annual North Berwick Highland Games in weather that was foggy but warm.

Piobaireachd
1st Iain Speirs, Edinburgh ( £300)
2nd Faye Henderson, Kirriemuir, Scotland, “The Rout of the Lowland Captain” ( £200)
3rd Jenny Hazzard, Edinburgh, “Lament for the Viscount of Dundee” ( £150)
4th William Geddes, Dumfries, Scotland, “My Dearest on Earth, Give me Your Kiss” ( £100)

Judges: Hugh MacCallum, Ronnie McShannon

March, Strathspey & Reel
1st Simon McKerrell, Newcastle ( £300)
2nd William Geddes ( £200)
3rd Callum Beaumont, Glasgow ( £150)
4th Alex Gandy, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, ( £100)

Judges: Walter Cowan, Tom Speirs

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