Drummond, Carlisle enjoy Balloch sunshine

Published: July 14, 2013
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Balloch, Scotland – July 13, 2013 – Solo piping entries to the Balloch Highland Games exploded after the addition of a Piobaireachd event, and a large entry enjoyed a gorgeous day in the mid-20s sunshine on the banks of Loch Lomond. Young Graham Drummond won both light music events and Carlisle took the piobaireachd. Both light music and ceol mor events were split into heats, with short leets competing in final rounds. William Geddes, who made the piobaireachd final, had to leave for work and couldn’t play after the event went into the night.

1st Andrew Carlisle
2nd Jonathan Greenlees
3rd Jenny Hazzard
4th Allan Russell

Judges: Willie Morrison, Tom Speirs

Also competing in the piobaireachd final were Nick Hudson and Donald MacPhee.

1st Graham Drummond
2nd Alan Russell
3rd Ashley McMichael
4th Matt Wilson

Judges: Willie Morrison, Tom Speirs

Also in the March final was Jenny Hazzard.

Strathspey & Reel
1st Graham Drummond
2nd Andrew Carlisle
3rd Ashley McMichael
4th Alan Russell

Judges: Willie Morrison, Tom Speirs

Also in the S&R final were Jonathan Greenlees and Caitlin MacDonald.

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