L-R Stuart Letford, Gill Cairns, Tom Peterkin, Andrew Park, John Forbes.

The Archie Kenneth Quaich 2019

26 pipers played at this ever-popular amateur piobaireachd contest, including pipers who travelled from Singapore, North America, Switzerland, Germany,the Netherlands, England and of course Scotland. The judges were Patricia Henderson and Donald MacPhee.

The winner (for the 4th time) was Tom Peterkin playing Melbank‚Äôs Salute

2nd prize: Andrew Park playing Battle of Auldearn No. 2

3rd prize: John Forbes playing The Lament for Sir James MacDonald of the Isles

4th prize: Gill Cairns playing Caber Feidh Gu Brath

5th prize: Stuart Letford playing The Desperate Battle

Thanks are due to the Royal Scottish Pipers for hosting the contest in their rooms in Edinburgh.

Peter McCalister