Midges an extra test for pipers at Arisaig

Published: July 31, 2014
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Andrew Bova, winner of the Strathspey & Reel at Arisaig

Arisaig, Scotland – July 30, 2014 – Decker Forrest was the overall winner, but the prizes were generally spread around, with 11 pipers competing in the senior events in cool and rainy weather in the morning and early afternoon, giving way to warm and sunny conditions later on. The midges were in full force.

Piobaireachd
1st Decker Forrest
2nd Caitlin MacDonald
3rd David Richsmiller
4th Andrew Hall
5th Neil Clark
Judge: Archie MacLean

March
1st Callum McColl
2nd Decker Forrest
3rd Dan Nevans
4th Andrew Hall
Judge: Iain MacFadyen

Strathspey & Reel
1st Andrew Bova
2nd Dan Nevans
3rd Jonathan Simpson
4th Neil Clark
Judge: Iain MacFadyen

Jig
1st Decker Forrest
2nd Jonathan Simpson
3rd Andrew Bova
4th Caitlin MacDonald
Judge: Iain MacFadyen

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