September 30, 2001

Johnston and Beaumont Win Big at Scottish Junior Solo Championships

Carnoustie, Scotland – September 22, 2001 – Finlay Johnston of Glasgow and Callum Beaumont of Bo’Ness were the big winners at the annual Scottish Junior Solo Pipers Championship at Carnoustie today.

The event is the annual end of year showcase for the best under-16 and under-13 pipers in the United Kingdom, and is held in the Tayside town most known for its renowned golf course.

The winner of the 13-16 Champion of Champions title receives a two-week trip to attend a summer piping school in the United States, while the winner of the under-13 event gets one week of instruction at the Piping Centre in Glasgow and a new set of pipes.

Carnoustie Bicentennial Invitation Trophy (Best in Angus County)
1st David Maitland Gardner, Craigclown
2nd Paul Leask, Fraserburgh
3rd Grant Fyfe, Dunkeld
4th Cai Wardle, Craigclowan
5th Scott MacCallum, Dundee
6th Stephen Johnston, Burntisland

Under 13 Novice
1st Glen Ross, Forfar
2nd Adam Michie, Moulinearn
3th Keith Bowes, Inchinnan
4th Lindsay McLean, Stanley
5th Grace Miller, Dundee
6th Hamish Wilson, Lathallan School

Novice Piping 13-16
1st Calum Emslie, Strathallan School
2nd David Braidwood, Carnoustie
3rd Laura McKay, Bankfoot
4th Alan Forrester, Kennoway
5th Benno Rawlinson, Strathallan School
6th Gavin Lowe, Carnoustie

Under 13 Championship
1st Callum Beaumont, Bo’Ness
2nd Scott McKillop, Livingston
3rd Fraser Maitland, Stonehaven
4th Cameron Barnes, Leven
5th Ross Townsley, Perth
6th George Stewart, Perth

Under 13 Piobaireachd
1st Callum Beaumont, Bo’Ness
2nd Scott McKillop, Livingston
3rd Fraser Maitland, Stonehaven

Under 13 Scottish Champion 2001
1st Callum Beaumont, Bo’Ness
2nd Scott McKillop, Livingston
3rd Fraser Maitland, Stonehaven

Intermediate March Strathspey & Reel (13-16)
1st Jamie Graham, Lockerbie
2nd Kerri Bruce, Arbroath
3rd Michael Leadingham, Peterhead

Junior Piping Champion 2001 (13-16)
1st Finlay Johnston, Glasgow
2nd Kevin McNulty, Dalbeattie
3rd Gillian Chalmers, Fraserburgh
4th Mark Chisholm, East Lothian
5th Claire Lynas, Livingston
6th Robert Barnes, Methil

Junior Piobaireachd Champion 2001 (13-16)
1st Finlay Johnston
2nd Andrew Carlisle, Northern Ireland
3rd Thomas Fraser, Aberdeen
4th Cameron Drummond, Edinburgh
5th Claire Lynas
6th Ewan Dewar, Northern Ireland

Scottish Junior Champion 2001 (13-16)
1st Finlay Johnston
2nd Andrew Carlisle
3rd Claire Lynas

Champion of Champions 2001
1st Finlay Johnston
2nd Tom Fraser
3rd John Mulhearn, Troon

Finlay Johnston is the son of the well known Tom Johnston, former drummer with British Caledonian Airways, and Anne Sinclair, who, along with Anne Spalding, was one of the first females ever to play at the Argyllshire Gathering and Northern Meeting in 1975.


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