Northern lights shine for Gibb, Russell, Wilson, Forrester

Published: June 17, 2014
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Robert Gibb

Aberdeen, Scotland – June 15, 2014 – Thirteen pipers competed in the senior solo events at the Aberdeen Games at Hazelhead Park in warm but overcast conditions. Results were fairly scattered, with local Alan Clark having the most consistent day with three seconds and a third.

Piobaireachd
1st Robert Gibb, “Lament for Captain MacDougall”
2nd Alan Clark, “The Marquis of Argyll’s Salute”
3rd Allan Russell, “Lament for the Only Son”
4th Jamie Forrester, “The Battle of the Pass of Crieff”
5th Michael Elder, “Lament for the Viscount of Dundee”
Judges: Norman Mathieson, Duncan Watson

March
1st Allan Russell
2nd Alan Clark
3rd Andrew Wilson
4th Michael Elder
5th Craig Black
Judges: Jimmy Hamilton, Stuart Samson

Strathspey & Reel
1st Andrew Wilson
2nd Allan Russell
3rd Alan Clark
4th Robert Gibb
5th Fraser Maitland
Judges: Jimmy Hamilton, Stuart Samson

Jig
1st Jamie Forrester
2nd Alan Clark
3rd Peter McAlister
4th James McPetrie
5th Michael Elder
Judges: Archie MacLean, Ronnie MacLean

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