Wilton blooms at Aboyne

Published: August 31, 2009
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Aboyne, Scotland – August 1, 2009 – David Wilton of Forfar, Scotland, enjoyed a fine day at the Aboyne Games in Royal Deeside, winning the Piobaireachd and Strathspey & Reel events. Allan Russell and Simon McKerrell took the other two firsts. Eighteen competed in a cold rainy morning and a bright and warmer afternoon.
 
Piobaireachd
1st David Wilton
2nd Fiona Manson
3rd Alan Clark, Aberdeen
4th Allan Russell, Kelty, Scotland
5th Fraser Maitland, Aberdeen.
Judges: Malcolm McRae, Ronald Clark
 
March
1st Allan Russell
2nd David Wilton
3rd Craig Muirhead, Stirling, Scotland
4th Simon McKerrell, Glasgow
 
Strathspey & Reel
1st David Wilton
2nd Allan Russell
3rd Fiona Manson
4th Craig Muirhead
 
Hornpipe & Jig
1st Simon McKerrell
2nd Craig Muirhead
3rd Allan Russell
4th Craig Sutherland, Crieff, Scotland
 
Judges for all light music: Ian Duncan, Jim Hamilton.
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