October 4, 2022

Double Gold: a chat with newly-minted Gold Medallists Jamie Forrester and Nick Hudson – Part 2

In Part 1 of our exclusive conversation with 2022 Highland Society of London Gold Medallists Jamie Forrester and Nick Hudson, the two piping history-makers discussed the impact of winning the coveted prizes and, now, in Part 2, they look to what the near and longer-term future might bring. Less than
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Double Gold Medallists 2022 - Jamie Forrester and Nick Hudson on their historic success - Part 2

Double Gold Medallists 2022 - Jamie Forrester and Nick Hudson on their historic success - Part 1

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Argyllshire Gathering 2022 - pipers march to the games

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