Argyllshire Gathering Senior Piobaireachd
This year’s Argyllshire Gathering Senior Piobaireachd was won by Iain Speirs of Edinburgh. This is the most prestigious event at the Gathering as it is restricted to former winners of the Highland Society of London’s Gold Medal. Iain’s winning tune was ‘Port Urlar’.
Iain was taught originally by Jack D. Crichton and by his grandfather, Jock Speirs, Pipe Major in the London Scottish and of the Johnnie Walkers Pipe Band and his father Tom Speirs, Inverness Gold Medal (1980) and Clasp winner (1983). He is currently taught by Donald MacPherson.
Winning this event guarantees the winner a place at the Glenfiddich Championship in October but Iain had already qualified by virtue of winning the overall championship at London last November.
Iain has been a long time player of McCallum chanters and we wish him all the best for the Glenfiddich this year.
Photo is courtesy of Derek Maxwell