April 30, 2005

Iain Speirs in top form at Scottish Pipers

Glasgow – April 23, 2005 – Edinburgh’s Iain Speirs won both the Piobaireachd and Former Winners MSR events at the annual Scottish Pipers Association (SPA) competitions, which attracted a decent crowd of Scotland’s better solo pipers.

1st Iain Speirs, “I Got a Kiss of the King’s Hand”
2nd Stuart Shedden, Glasgow, “MacLeod of Raasay’s Salute”
3rd William Geddes, “March for a Beginner”
4th John Angus Smith, Glasgow, “Clanranald’s Salute”
Judges: Hugh MacCallum, Ronnie Lawrie, Jimmy Young

Former Winners MSR
1st Iain Speirs, “Edinburgh City Police,” “Arniston Castle,” “John McKechnie”
2nd Stuart Liddell, Inveraray, Scotland
3rd Allan Russell, Kelty, Scotland
Judges: Barry Donaldson, Angus J. MacLellan

Simon MacKerrell, Edinburgh, and Peter Hunt, Glasgow, won the March and Strathspey & Reel events.


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