Updated: Speirs wins Northern Meeting Gold Medal
Aviemore, Scotland – August 30, 2007 – Iain Speirs of Edinburgh (pictured, right) achieved the Highland Society of London’s Gold Medal for Piobaireachd at the Northern Meeting today, adding to the Argyllshire Gathering Gold Medal that he won in 2002. Earlier in the day Margaret Dunn of Glasgow won the Silver Medal.
1st Iain Speirs, “Lady Margaret MacDonald’s Salute” (£200)
2nd Niall Stewart, Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland (£140)
3rd Neil Smith, Balfron, Scotland (£100)
4th James Murray, Cupar, Scotland (£70)
5th James MacHattie, Toronto, “MacNeill of Barra’s March” (£50)
Judges: John MacDougall, Angus MacLellan, Iain Morrison
1st Margaret Dunn, Glasgow (£100)
2nd Gareth Rudolph, Glasgow (£75)
3rd Jamie Forrester, Stirling, Scotland (£50)
4th Andrew Douglas, Syracuse, New York (£40)
5th Steven Watterson, Maldon, Scotland (£30)
Judges: Ian Duncan, Malcolm McRae, Jack Taylor
1st Niall Stewart (£150)
2nd Greg Wilson, New Zealand (£100)
3rd James Beaumont, Bo’ness, Scotland (£60)
4th Iain Speirs, Edinburgh (£50)
5th Glenn Brown, Milton, Ontario (£30)
Judges: Bill Livingstone, Iain MacFadyen, John Wilson
Announcement of the Silver Star Former Winners March, Strathspey & Reel, whose start was delayed by an hour-and-a-half because of the Gold Medal starting and finish late, will not be made until the end of the Friday competitions.
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