November 30, 1999

McCallum Takes Overall Prize at Glenfiddich

Willie McCallum continued his excellent 1999 competition run by taking the overall prize at the annual Glenfiddich Invitational Piping Championship at Blair Castle in Blair Atholl, Scotland on October 30.

McCallum won the piobaireachd event and placed second in the MSR to eclipse Angus MacColl of Oban, Scotland, for the coveted award.

Earlier this year, McCallum won both the Senior/Open Piobaireachd and the Former Winners’ MSR at the Argyllshire Gathering.

The results were:

Pioabireachd: 1st Willie McCallum, 2nd Angus MacColl, 3rd Niall Mathieson, Inverness, 4th Roddy MacLeod, Glasgow, 5th Alan Bevan, Vancouver, British Columbia.

MSR: 1st Gordon Walker, Cumnock, 2nd Willie McCallum, 3rd Angus MacColl, 4th Niall Mathieson, 5th Roddy MacLeod.

Also competing at the contest were Clasp winner Robert Wallace, Double Gold Medallist John Cairns, Silver Star Winner James Murray, and 1998 Oban Gold Medallist Stuart Shedden.

Alasdair Gillies was invited to the event, but declined due to a personal commitment.


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