NORTHERN MEETING PIPING COMPETITION
Eden Court Inverness
Thursday 20th and Friday 21st August 2020
IMPORTANT MESSAGE RE COVID-19
The Argyllshire Gathering and the Northern Meetings are acutely alert to the impact which the current Covid 19 crisis is having on scheduled public events and gatherings.
After due consideration, it is our position that, at this early stage, there is no immediate requirement to cancel our piping competitions, however, as the situation develops, we will review our current position and clearly be guided by the level of Government and scientific advice being provided.
We are particularly sensitive to the difficulties which this level of uncertainty generates for overseas competitors and judges who have to make extensive travel and accommodation arrangements.
We will continue to monitor the situation and provide timely notification of developments.
Torquil Telfer Alan Forbes
Piping Steward Piping Convenor
Argyllshire Gathering Northern Meeting
Entry to the competition is restricted to those of the highest calibre and competition is intense. Only around 100 competitors are selected to take part in the various events. These include the classic Piobaireachd, March, Strathspey and Reel and Hornpipes and Jigs. The competition also caters for younger players with numbers in the junior competition increasing to some 30-40, reflecting the expanding interest in schools.
Judges Thursday 29th August Senior Competitions Gold Medal: Bill Wotherspoon, Tom Speirs, Stuart Samson. Timekeeper: Andrew Fraser Silver Medal: John Wilson, Stuart Sheddon, Neill Mulvie. Timekeeper: Patrick Grant FW March Strathspey & Reel: Willie Morrison, [...]
The Northern Meeting Piping Competition is a world class event held annually in the stunning setting of Eden Court Theatre. Held over two days, the competition attracts over 130 senior and junior competitors from as [...]