McCready in form again at Bathgate Games

Published: May 31, 2012
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Bathgate, Scotland – May 26, 2012 – Gordon McCready of Renfrew, Scotland, took both light music events at a sun-drenched, warm Bathgate Highland Games, while Darach Urquhart won the piobaireachd contest.

Piobaireachd
1st Darach Urquhart
2nd Tracey Williams
3rd Chris Gibb Overall

Judges: Tom Speirs, Andrew Wright

March
1st Gordon McCready
2nd Calum Watson
3rd Greig Wilson

Strathspey & Reel
1st Gordon McCready
2nd Steven Gray
3rd Graham Drummond

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