Eden Court Inverness
Thursday 20th and Friday 21st August 2020


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

The Northern Meeting Piping Competition has emerged as the pre-eminent and most prestigious piping competition in the world. The Gold Medal for the classical piobaireachd music and the Gold Clasp for former winners, are the most sought after achievements for any piper.  The honour attaching to such success attracts pipers from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Europe and throughout the British Isles.

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.


Senior Results

August 31st, 2019|0 Comments

The Northern Meeting Quaich Stuart Liddell Clasp 1 Callum Beaumont 2 Jack Lee 3 Angus MacColl 4 Stuart Liddell 5 Finlay Johnston Highland Society of London’s Gold Medal 1 Connor Sinclair 2 Stuart Easton 3 [...]

Judges announced for Northern Meeting

May 29th, 2019|0 Comments

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, [...]


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