September 30, 2000

Walker Wins MSR At Inverness

Inverness, Scotland – September 6-7, 2000 –Gordon Walker of Glasgow, Scotland, won the Silver Star March, Strathspey & Reel for former winners of A Grade light music events at the Northern Meeting at Inverness, and Stuart Liddell of Inveraray, Scotland, won the Highland Society of London’s Gold Medal for piobaireachd in an excelent competition.

Angus MacColl of Benderloch, Scotland, won the Clasp for piobaireachd, while Robert Watt of Londonderry, Northern Ireland, won the Silver Medal for piobaireachd.

MacColl completed a rare senior double, adding the Clasp to his victory in the Senior Piobaireachd at the Argyllshire Gathering at Oban, Scotland, the previous week.

Greg Wilson of Falkirk, Scotland, won the A Grade March, Douglas Murray of Glenrothes, Scotland, won the A Grade Strathspey & Reel, and Angus MacColl took the Hornpipe & Jig, which is reserved only for A Grade players.

Gold Medal
1st Stuart Liddell, “Lament for the Dead”
2nd Iain Macey, Michigan, USA
3rd Bruce Gandy, Prince Edward Island, Canada
4th Ian MacDonald, Toronto, Canada
5th P/M Stuart Samson, The Highlanders
Judges: James Young, Andrew Wright, Malcolm MacRae

Unlike the Gold Medal at Oban, the Inverness Gold Medal was a particularly good contest. One insider said that “as many as 12 competitors were in the running for a prize.” The contest was lacking the winner of the Argyllshire Gathering’s medal, Michael Rogers, who could not attend the Northern Meeting because of illness. John Patrick of Fankerton, Scotland, also could not compete because of personal reasons.

1st Angus MacColl
2nd Bill Livingstone, Whitby, Ontario, Canada
3rd Robert Wallce, Glasgow, Scotland
4th Willie McCallum, Bearsden, Scotland
Judges: Lt. Col. DJS Murray, Dr. Jack Taylor, Iain MacFadyen

Silver Medal
1st Robert Watt
2nd Graeme Roy, Blanefield, Scotland
3rd Colin Clansey, Ontario, Canada
4th George Taylor, Glasgow, Scotland
5th Daroch Urquhart, Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland
Judges: William MacDonald (Benbecula), Neil Mulvie, Ronald Lawrie

Silver Star MSR
1st Gordon Walker
2nd Bruce Gandy
3rd Allan Russell, Kelty, Scotland
4th Willie McCallum
Judges: Iain MacLellan, John Wilson, Barry Donaldson

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Angus MacColl
2nd Gordon Walker
3rd Greg Wilson
4th Lourne Cousin, Edinburgh, Scotland
Judges: Iain MacLellan, John Wilson, Barry Donaldson

A Grade March
1st Greg Wilson
2nd Douglas Murray, Glenrothes, Scotland
3rd Ian MacDonald, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
4th Iain Speirs, Edinburgh, Scotland
Judges: Alan Forbes, Walter Drysdale, Walter Cowan

A Grade Strathspey & Reel
1st Douglas Murray
2nd Andrew Matheson, Lochgelly, Scotland
3rd Niall Matheson, Inverness, Scotland
4th Donald MacPhee, Alexandria, Scotland
Judges: Alan Forbes, Walter Drysdale, Walter Cowan

B Grade March
1st Ann Gray, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2nd Gavin Walker, Glasgow, Scotland
3rd Sgt D.J. McIntyre, The Highlanders
4th Ross Cowan, Annan, Scotland
Judges: Donald MacPherson, Hugh MacInnes, Angus MacLellan

B Grade Strathspey & Reel
1st P/M Michael Gray, The Highlanders
2nd Gavin Walker
3rd Andrew Berthoff, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
4th James MacPhee, Glasgow, Scotland
Judges: Donald MacPherson, Hugh MacInnes, Angus MacLellan


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