Gray continues Falkirk tradition
Falkirk, Scotland – October 30, 2010 – Andrew Gray of Edinburgh was the winner of the Falkirk Banner, a competition organized by the Gordon Duncan Memorial Trust that put together four of Scotland’s best young pipers. The event commemorated the previous tradition of the Falkirk Tryst competition that began in 1781. The pipers played at the Bandstand in Callendar Square, and then marched to St. Modan’s Church graveyard, where the winner then followed the Tryst tradition and marched three times around the graves of Sir John Stewart, Sir John de Graeme and Sir Robert Munro.
Keith Christie, Dundee, Scotland; Callum Moffat, Lockerbie, Scotland; and Gregor Donald, Alva, Scotland also competed.
Again continuing the tradition, Andrew Gray received a set of pipes “of the best construction, decorated in sterling silver.”
Stuart Cassells and Gordon Walker judged the event.