Piping

All piping competitions (both junior and senior) will be held on the all weather pitch, adjacent to Blairbeg Park.

Judges 2017

  1. Mr Iain MacFadyen
  2. Mr Malcolm Macrae
  3. Dr John Ross
  4. Mr Rob Wallace
Sponsored by: Loch Ness Gifts

Senior Piping Events

Registration for all Senior events 10.30am

Start for all Senior events 11am

Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places; there is also a prize for 4th place in Piobaireachd.

  • Marches – £40 / £30 / £20
  • Strathspey & Reels – £40 / £30 / £20
  • Jig – £20 / £15 / £10
  • Piobaireachd – £80 / £60 / £40 / £20

 

Junior Piping Events

Registration for all Junior events (excluding chanter and Under 13 piping) 10.30am

Start for all Junior events (excluding chanter and Under 13 piping) 11am

Registration for Chanter and Under 13 piping 1.30pm

Start for Chanter and Under 13 piping 2pm

Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places (£10 / £8 / £5) for all Junior Piping events including Under 13 Piping.

Medals and cash prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places (£8 / £5 / £3) for all Junior Chanter events.

The Major’s Cups will be awarded to the best local piper and the runner-up.

(Local: Abertaff, Glenmoriston, Glenurqhart, Kiltarlity, Kilmorack and Kirkhill)

 

Open Piping

Junior 18 and under

1. MSR
2. Jig
3. Piobaireachd

15 and under

4. Marches
5. Strathspey & Reels
6. Jig
7. Piobaireachd

Under 13

8. March (one 4 part march)

Open Chanter

Under 12

9. March (one 4 part march)

Under 10

10. March (one 2 part march twice through)

 

Entry Fee

Competitors should note that admission will be charged, enabling them to compete in each and every event. There are NO individual event entry fees payable. Admission will be payable at the main gates.

All competing pipers should register at the Games Secretary tent beforehand.

Complete the Entry Form_Piping 2017 and submit to the Solo Piping Convenor.

Conditions of entry

  1. Closing time for all entries on the field is 10.30am (seniors & juniors) & 1.30pm (Chanter & Under 13 piping).
  2. Start time for all entries on the field is 11am (seniors & juniors) & 2pm (Chanter& Under 13 piping).
  3. Under 13 Piping and chanter competitions will start at 2pm to allow entrants to participate in the local games competitions.
  4. Entry forms can be downloaded from the Games website and sent in advance to the Solo Piping Convenor.
  5. Prior to the draw being made, the Solo Piping Convenor’s decision is final and following the draw, the judges’ decision is final.
  6. For the purpose of the Local Competition, the term “LOCAL” refers to anyone living in the parishes of Abertaff, Glenmoriston, Glenurqhart, Kiltarlity, Kilmorack and Kirkhill.
  7. Appropriate highland dress must be worn by all competitors.
  8. No competitor can enter more than one age category.
  9. In the junior events, the winner within a particular age category cannot compete within that category the following year. They must move to the next age category available.
  10. All enquires to Piping Convenor below:

Solo Piping Convenor:

Jane Drennan
15 Enrick Crescent,
Drumnadrochit
IV63 6TP

T: 01456 450324