Argyllshire Gathering Gold Medal
At the Argyllshire Gathering, on 24th August, 2011, the Highland Society of London’s Gold Medal was won by Callum Beaumont, from Bo’ness, playing the tune ‘Keppoch’s March’. He becomes the latest piper to be added to the illustrious list of players to have won this award dating back to 1873.
Callum was originally taught by Bert Smith and Tom Speirs and currently takes tuition from Willie McCallum. Callum is an instructor at the National Piping Centre and plays with Inveraray and District Pipe Band. He has previously won the World Pipe Band Championship with Shotts and Dykehead and Simon Fraser University Pipe Bands.
Callum is the latest in a number of prominent pipers who have recently won major prizes playing McCallum products. In Callum’s case, he plays a silver mounted set of McCallums and McC² solo chanter. Our hearty congratulations go to Callum and wish him every success in the future.
The picture below shows a happy Callum displaying his Gold Medal and McCallum Bagpipes.