Lamond goes to Pitlochry. Wins.

Published: September 10, 2016
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Brian Lamond.

Brian Lamond.

Pitlochry, Scotland – September 10, 2016 – Several solo pipers who currently compete infrequently emerged to play at the Pitlochry Highland Games, one of the last outdoor events of the Scottish season. One was Brian Lamond of Dunfermline, Scotland, who emerged the overall winner. As usual at Pitlochry, there was no piobaireachd event. Weather was warm and sunny with large crowds mainly of international tourists. Sixteen competed.

MSR
1st Brian Lamond
2nd Donald MacPhee, Alexandria, Scotland
3rd Craig Sutherland, Crieff, Scotland
4th Edward Gaul, Dundee, Scotland
5th Greg McAllister, Wishaw, Scotland
6th Rory Grossart , Glasgow
Judges: Barry Donaldson, Logan Tannock

6/8 March
1st Andrew Bova, Glasgow
2nd Brian Lamond
3rd Craig Sutherland
4th Rory Grossart
5th Sandy Cameron, Roybridge, Scotland
6th Graham Mulholland, Fife, Scotland
Judges: Jimmy Banks, Gordon Clark, Tom Speirs

Jig
1st Craig Sutherland
2nd Sandy Cameron
3rd Brian Lamond
4th Andrew Bova
5th Graham Mulholland
6th Greg McAllister
Judges: Jimmy Banks, Gordon Clark, Tom Speirs

 

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