Published: May 31, 2000

New Campbeltown Contest Added to Growing List of Invitationals

The Kintyre Piping Society has announced that it will hold an invitational piping competition in Campbeltown, Argyllshire, Scotland, to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the Royal Burgh of Campbeltown.

The competition – reserved for winners of the Highland Society of London’s Gold Medal – will be held on June 10, 2000, at the Argyll Arms Hotel in Campbeltown. Springbank Distillery of Campbeltown is reportedly putting up the prize money.

The contest will comprise Piobaireachd; March, Strathspey & Reel; and Hornpipe & Jig events. Invited players are: Brian Donaldson, Scots Guards; Angus MacColl, Oban; Roddy MacLeod, Cumbernauld; Willie McCallum, Bearsden; Stuart Shedden, Glasgow; Gordon Walker, Glasgow; Robert Wallace, Glasgow; and Greg Wilson, Falkirk. The events will by judged by John Burgess, John MacDougall, and Norman Gillies.

The new event is the latest in the growing list of invitational piping competitions, which have increased in popularity since the launch of the Grant’s Championship was formed in the mid-1970s.

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