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Season 2016       (I have added a few for 2017)

Here are some dates and contests for this year. I hope the contact details will be of assistance, but please remember to contact these people prior to attending. This way you can be sure that there has not been some last minute changes.

The date marked in Red have now passed.


Sat 12th Kingdom Thistle Solo Piping & Drumming Champs

Lochgelly High School

Contact Paul Brown

Sat 12th  SPA Professional Competition


Sat 1st Highlands & Islands Festival and

Netherlorn Piping Society - Oban

Contact A. Dewar 01631 571066


Sun 15th Gordon Castle Highland Games

Contact: Ros Lewis

Saturday 20th 2017    Paisley

RSPBA British Championship

Sun 29th Atholl Gathering

May start 10 am

Piobaireachd and Light Music for seniors.

Junior 17 and under

Contact - Elma Spence "Ashburn" 25, Moulin Road, Pitlochry 01796 473459


Sat 4th   Helensburgh and Lomond Highland Games


Sun 5th Markinch

John Dixon Park

Field entries. Commences 11.00 am.

Adult & Juniors MSR

Adult Piobaireachd

Contact - Shane Fenton at

Saturday 10th 2017   Belfast

RSPBA   UK Championship

11th  Corgarff

Light music

Senior and Juniors

Lock Edwards

Sat 11th Cupar Highland Games


Sun 12th  Ardrossan Highland Games


12th Strathmore Highland Games

Contact Molly MacLean

Sat 18th  Lesmahagow Highland Games

Sun 19th Aberdeen. Hazelhead Park

Piob and Light Music

Contact Daniel Parrot

Saturday 24th  2017   Forres

RSPBA   European Championship

Sat 25th Drumtochty Highland Games Near Laurencekirk

(Always the 4th Saturday in June)

Field entries to Evelyn Coates (01561 378469)

Seniors, Juniors Under 14 and under 18

Light Music only (M. & S/R)

Commences 12.00 noon

Contact - Eleanor Fotheringham.

Sat 25th Ceres Highland Games, Fife

Start 1.15pm. Light music only.

Entries on the field

Senior open. 14 years and under. 18 years and under.

Contact Gordon McBrearty at


Sat 2nd Luss Highland Gathering

Field entries before 11 am

Seniors Light music only

Draw 12.30 pm. Start 1 pm

Light music only

Local and Open

Contact - Gordon Gallagher 01436 860656

Wed 6th  Kenmore

Starts 6 pm

Open 21 years and under MSR;

12 and under

14 and Under

16 and Under confined to Perthshire..March

Contact Gordon Clark 01887 840268

Sat 9th  Forres Highland Games. Grant Park `1.15 pm

Light Music only.

Seniors and Juniors.

Entry forms from

Contact M. Scott,

Sat 9th  Braemar Junior Highland Games


Sun 10th Harpenden Highland Games

Contact. J. Roberts  01252 794287

Sat 16th  Loch Lomond Highland Games (Balloch)

Contact Helen Campbell  01389 842024 or

Sat 16th  Inverness Highland Games

Contact Alistair Campbell at

Sat 16th Tomitoul Highland Games

Contact  Patricia Grant 01807 580407

Sat 16th Lochcarron Highland Games


Sun 17th   Kinlochard Gathering and Highland Games

Contact Gregor Wood  at

Sun 17th  Stonehaven (Junior Football Ground)

Starts with junior at 12.15 pm - Field entries

There will be a draw for order of play.

Junior (Under 18) March then Strathspey & Reel

Senior piping

Light Music only

Contact - Pauline McEwan.

Roger Barnet  at (Juniors)

Sun 17th Rosneath Peninsula Highland Games

Seniors and juniors

Closing date 26th June


Chanter and Juvenile Piobaireachd and MSR

Open Piobaireachd and MSR

Contact - Helen Campbell 01389 842024

Tuesday 19th  Inverary Highland Games

Entries close 30th June.

Starting at 9 am

Senior & Junior 'A' and 'B' Grades

Senior March.

Senior Strathspey and Reel.

Competition Graded.

Junior and local Piping.

Entry forms from

Contact Eilidh Wright 07795 466475

Wed 20th  South Uist

Entries on the field by 10 am.

Juniors and Seniors

Piobaireachd (Three tunes for Ceol Mor), and Light Music

Contact - A McDonald, Ardochy, North Boisdale, South Uist

01878 700509

Thurs 21st   Young Piper of the Year  Benbecula

Contact Pauline Craib at

Thurs 21st  Isle of Mull Games

Contact Torquil Telfer at

Fri 25th North Uist Highland Games


N. Johnston   01876 500358

Fri 22nd North Uist Highland Games

Contact   N. Johnston  01876 500358


Sat 23rd  Taynault Highland Games, Argyle

Senior and juniors

Field entries up until 10.45 am

Open MSR and Piobaireachd

Junior local

Contact - Molly McLean 01786 814774

Sat 23rd  Airth

(Always third Saturday in July)

11 am

Field entries before 10 am.

Senior Piobaireachd, MSR and Hornpipe & Jig.

Also Juniors

Entry forms from

Contact:  Emma Gillanders at

Sat 23rd Balquidder, Lochearnhead and Strathyre Highland Games

Field Entry (No fee)

Piobaireachd and Light Music

Junior Piobaireachd starts 10.00am

The rest start 12.30 pm

Senior (Submit three tunes)

Juniors (Under 16 on the day) Tunes of their own choice.


Wed 27th  Arisaig Highland Games.

Traigh Farm, Morar

Senior and Juniors

Field entries but must be there for the draw. (No fee)

Draw 12 noon. Commence 12.30 pm

Piobaireachd and Light Music

Contact: James MacKenzieAllan MacDonald


Saturday 29th   2017   Dumbarton

RSPBA   Scottish Championship

Fri 29th Durness

Piob and Light music

Senior and Juniors

Contact Mark Manning

Sat 30th Halkirk Highland Games

No field entries for Piobaireachd. These must be submitted by 24th July.

Field entries for Light Music only at 1.30 pm

Juniors and Seniors

Piobaireachd starts 10 am followed by Light Music

Contact Christopher Coghill  at


Tues 2nd & Wed 3rd  Skye Highland Games

Contact: Cailean Maclean

Tuesday - Starts 8.30 am

Wednesday - Starts 9.00 am

Wednesday 3rd   Silver Chanter

Dunvegan Castle, Skye

MacCrimmon Memorial Piopbaireachd Competition

Wed 3rd   Killin International Highland Games

Senior and Junior

Contact: David Syme.

Fri 5th  Dornoch

Piob and Light music

Seniors and Juniors

Contact: Lesley Conner

Sat 6th   Aboyne Highland Games

Field entries before 10 am or preferably beforehand.

Juniors (Light Music) 10.15 am

Seniors MSR starts 10.30 am

Piobaireachd starts 12 noon.

Piobaireachd and Light Music for Juniors also.

Contact - Dr Jack Taylor

Sat 6th  Newtonmore Highland Games

Entries on the field

Draw 11am to start at 11.30 am

Junior events start 9.30 am

Contact - Mr Tom Robertson 01540 673348

Sat 6th  North Berwick Highland Games

Senior only

Contact: John Starr

Sat 6th Dundonald Highland Games

Contact: Graemem Dunn

Sat 6th  Inverkeithing Highland Games

Brian McGarry  01383 414982

Sun 7th   Mallaig and Morar Highland Games

Contact: Colin Buchanan 01324 552 841

Sun 7th   Bridge of Allan Highland Games


Friday & Saturday  11th/12th  Glasgow Green

RSPBA    Worlds Championship

Thurs 11th Tain (Glenmorangie)

Field entries by 10.30 am

Starts 11 am

Juniors (Previously given as 15 & Under, and 16-18 years Light Music only)

Seniors Piobaireachd and Light Music

Contact - Duncan MacGillivray

Thurs 11th Ballater

(Always Thursday of the 2nd week in August)

Field entries by noon

Seniors Piobaireachd and Light Music

Also junior events

Contact - Ron Drever

Fri  12th   Assynt. Culag Park, Lochinver


Sat 13th  Abernethy Highland Games

Piob and Light music

Senior and Junior

D. Dean 01479 821642

Sat 13th Strathpeffer

Starts 10.30 am

Field entries

Local Piping 10.30am

Open 1pm

Junior and Senior events.

Piobaireachd and Light Music

Contact - Malcolm Cleghorn  at

Sat 9th Atholl & Breadalbane Gathering. Aberfeldy

(Watch this one closely.....There may be juniors

Victoria Park Aberfeldy

Atholl & Breadalbane Gathering

Entries on the field till 1 pm

Field entries. Starts 1pm

Seniors only



Strathspey & Reel

Slow air & Jig

Contact - Morag Kennedy

Sun 14th Perth South Inch

Starts 10 am

Entries (£2 per event) must be in the hands of the Secretary no later than 22nd July

Seniors Open Piobaireachd, March, Strathspey & Reel, Jig

Juniors Under 18. Open March and Strathspey & Reel

Also Confined Piobaireachd for CPA Members graded B and C

Contact - Brian Whyte

Sun 14th Cortachy, Angus

Starts 1pm

Field entries

Piobaireachd and Light Music

Contact - Jane McEwan

Fri 19th  Glenisla Highland Games

Entries on the Field

Piping starts 12.30 pm

Open competitions include Marches, Strathspey & Reel

and Jig. Also Under 18 years competition.


Sat 20th Helmsdale

www.helmsdalehighland .org

Draw 10 am.

Starts 10.30am

Field entries (No fee)

Seniors Piobaireachd and Light Music

Juniors and Local events

Contact - Fiona Sutherland  at

Sat 20th Lochaber Gathering

Contact: Allan MacColl

Sat 20th  Kinloch Rannoch Highland Games


Sat 20th Glenfinnan Highland Games

Field entries by 11.30 at the Secretary's tent

Starts 12 noon

Juniors (Under 17) and Seniors

Piobaireachd and Light Music

Contact -

Sat 20th  Nairn

9.30 am Juniors Under 15 & Under 18

11.30am Senior Piobaireachd and Light Music

Field entries

Argyllshire Gathering & Northern Meeting Silver Medal Qualifier

College of Piping 9am

Contact.  Torquil Telfer.

24h & 25th  - (Wednesday/Thursday) Argyllshire Gathering, Oban

Sat 27th Lairg Crofters Show

Contact: Gillian Patterson

Fri 28th Cowal Gathering, Dunoon

Entries by 12th July

Piobaireachd and Light Music for Seniors

also junior and local events

Seniors £5 per event

Juveniles £2 per event

Normally starts 9am

www.Malcolm Barclay 01369 703206

Sat 27th  Lonach Highland gathering and Games

Bellabeg Park, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire

Starts 9.30am

Field entries (But preferred pre 19th August by letter)

Juniors and Seniors


Light Music 12.00 noon

Contact - Jennifer Stewart 01975 651772

Sat 27th  Glenurquhart, Drumnadrochit

Entries 10.30am

Starts 11.00am

Juniors and Seniors

Piobaireachd and Light Music

Contact -

Entries 10.30am

Starts 11.00am

Juniors and Seniors

Piobaireachd and Light Music

Contact -

Sat 27th  Strathardle Games, Kirkmichael

Senior & Junior Light Music

Contact: Hamish Nicholson

Sat 27th   Birnam Games

Draw 11.45 pm

Starts 12.00 noon pm

Field entries

Senior Piobaireachd and Light Music


Open Junior March Under 16 and

Open Junior Jig

Under 18 competition

Contact: D. Crawshaw -1350 727785

Sun 28th Granton on Spey Highland Games



Thurs 1st and Fri 2nd Northern Meeting



Sat 3rd   Braemar

Starts 10.00 am

Closing date 15th August

Eight tunes required for Piobaireachd Seniors

Also Light Music events and Juniors (under 18) of March and Strathspey & Reel

Competitors should request a competitor's car park ticket to avoid a very long

walk from the public car parks.

Contact: Jim Wood

Sun 4th Blairgowrie

Field entry

Senior Open Piobaireachd, March and Strathspey & Reel.

Also confined Piobaireachd for CPA members graded B & C

Senior Draw 10.30am. Both starting at 11.00 am

Junior Under 18 March and Strathspey & Reel -

Junior Draw 11am. Starting at 11.30 am.


Sun 4th  Chatsworth Country Fair, Derbyshire

Start 10.45

Piobaireachd Saturday,

MSR and Jig. Sunday

Junior events also

Contact:  Walter MacGregor

Sat 10th Pitlochry

Entries on the field before 11am Light Music only.

Contact: June Templeman  on  01796 473488  or

Sat 17th Invercharron (near Bonar Bridge)

Registration 9.30 am

Starts 10.00

Piobaireachd and Light music plus juniors.

Contact: Michael Baird 01863 766521


Fri 14th to Fri 22nd Royal National MOD


Sat 15th  Festival of Juvenile Solo Piping

Contact:  J Gerard McClumpha


Sat 5th  Annual London Competition

Contact:  Jackie Roberts at

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