September 30, 2007

Henderson mops up at Scottish Junior Solo Piping Championship

L-R: Mark Thomson (sponsor), Faye Henderson, Kirriemuir, Scotland, and Carnoustie Councillor Helen Oswald.Carnoustie, Scotland – September 22, 2007 – Faye Henderson of Kirriemuir, Scotland (pictured right), was the biggest winner of the most senior events at the annual Scottish Junior Solo Piping Championship, one of the most comprehensive solo piping events in the world. The contest is organized by the Practical Pipers Society.

More than 180 competitors, mostly from Scotland but also from Ireland and Canada, took part, with prizes including kilts, jackets, music books and piping school bursaries and, the biggest prize, a set of Shepherd pipes. Henderson, the Scottish Champion, receives an all expenses paid trip to Toronto to compete in the George Sherriff Amateur Invitational Solo Piping Championship on November 27 in Hamilton, Ontario. She also won a trip to the United States for two weeks’ tuition being tutored at a Balmoral Piping School.

Senior winners at the 2007 Scottish Junior Solos (L-R): Craig Killen, George Stewart, Faye Henderson, Alasdair MacDonald, Ross Forrest.

Harry Beattie Intermediate MSR 13-16
1st Ian Wilson, Strachur, Scotland
2nd Scott Wood, Erskine, Scotland
3rd Walter Glendinning, Windygates, Scotland
4th Calum Graham, Pitlochry, Scotland
5th Christopher Dorman, Leven, Scotland
6th Craig Weir, Newbigging, Scotland

Mackay’s of Carnoustie Junior Piping Champion 2007 (13-16)
1st Ross Forrest, Larkhall, Scotland
2nd George Stewart, Perth, Scotland
3rd Faye Henderson
4th Andrew McPhee, Kinross, Scotland
5th Fiona Mitchell, Campbelltown, Scotland
6th Michael Spittal, Kirkcaldy, Scotland

Carnoustie Bicentennial Trophy, Best in Angus: Faye Henderson

Carnoustie Gala Cup (Most improved Carnoustie Contestant): Jamie McDonald, Carnoustie, Scotland

Junior Piobaireachd Champion 2007 (13-16)
1st Faye Henderson
2nd George Stewart
3rd Alisdair MacDonald, Alford, Scotland
4th Andrew McPhee
5th Michael Spittal
6th Sarah Muir, Campbelltown, Scotland

Scottish Junior Champion – 2007 (13-16 Years)
1st Faye Henderson
2nd George Stewart
3rd Andrew McPhee

Champion of Champions 2007 (Best MSR) (Practical Pipers Society Trophy)
Craig Killen, Strachur

Best Piobaireachd (Robert Henderson Piobaireachd Cup)
Faye Henderson, Kirriemuir

Overall Champion of Champions
1st Faye Henderson
2nd George Stewart
3rd Craig Killen

2007 Scottish Under-13 Champion Bradley Parker of Northern Ireland.Rotary Club of Carnoustie Under-13 Chanter
1st Taylor Townsley, Airdrie, Scotland
2nd Sean Hepburn, Dundee
3rd Andrew Findlay, Dundee
4th James Rodger, Abernethy, Scotland
5th Oliver Howard-Vyse, Auchterarder, Scotland
6th Bobby Wardle, Aberfeldy, Scotland

Under-13 Novice Piping
1st Jack Hamilton, Longforgan, Scotland
2nd Ross McKay, Erskine, Scotland
3rd Thomas Watson, Letham, Scotland

Provost Duncan Shield for Best in Angus Under-13 Chanter
Thomas Watson

Reekie Engineering Limited 13 – 16 Novice Piping
1st Alexander Scougall, Loanhead, Scotland
2nd Benjamin Fleck, Dundee
3rd Russell Walker, Padanaram, Scotland
4th Johnny McNamara, Dundee
5th Equal Scott Findlay, Dundee
5th Equal Lorna Ness, Dundee

Talisman Energy UK. Under 13 March, Strathspey & Reel Championship
1st Connor Sinclair, Crieff, Scotland
2nd Bradley Parker, Northern Ireland
3rd Greig Harley, Scotland

Practical Pipers Society Under-13 Piobaireachd
1st Bradley Parker
2nd Connor Sinclair
3rd Andrew James Clark, Logie Pert, Scotland

Under-13 Scottish Champion 2007 (Sponsored by the National Piping Centre, Glasgow)
1st Bradley Parker
2nd Connor Sinclair
3rd Andrew James Clark


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