September 30, 2011

McCallum wins Springbank Invitational

Campbeltown, Scotland – September 17, 2011 – Local native Willie McCallum was the overall winner of the annual Springbank Invitational, an even sponsored by Springbank Distillers. The aggregate is decided from the Piobaireachd and MSR events. The judges for all events were John MacDougall, Iain MacFadyen and John Wilson.

1st Gordon Walker, Galston, Scotland
2nd Willie McCallum, Bearsden, Scotland
3rd Angus MacColl, Benderloch, Scotland
4th Roddy MacLeod, Glasgow

1st Stuart Liddell, Inveraray, Scotland
2nd Willie McCallum
3th Angus MacColl
4th Gordon Walker

Hornpipe & Jig
1st Gordon Walker
2nd Stuart Liddell
3rd James Murray, Coupar, Scotland
4th Roddy MacLeod


  1. Could someone give me an answer please. Willie MacCallum & Gordon Walker are both great pipers, and no offense to the great Willie, but how does his two seconds and no place in H&J beat Gordons two firsts and a fourth? Local favorite?

  2. I was there and it was a great day with very high standards of playing. Wonderful listening – these guys are just so good. Thanks to Kintyre Piping for a nice day and a very well run competetion. No delays between pipers.

  3. My apologies to Willie and the judges. I truly did mean no offense as I have great admiration for all the above. I was guilty of not reading the article correctly or completely. Mea culpa! I’m just a broken down old piper with no credentials except a great love of the pipes. Old enough that I should know to keep my mouth shut until sure of all facts.



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