Running for Charity

Our very own Stuart McCallum recently took part in the Glasgow Half Marathon along with over 24,000 other keen (crazy)runners, finishing in a very respectable 2hrs.
Stuart decided that when he would do the run he would try his best and  raise as much money as he could for a local charity that is very close to all our hearts.  Up until now he has raised an amazing £4750 and donations are still coming in.  If you feel you would like to make a wee donation before it shuts please click on the link below


The Ayrshire Hospice.

The Ayrshire Hospice, located in Ayr, provides Specialist Palliative Care for people with cancer and other life limiting illnesses and support for their families and carers across Ayrshire.

All Hospice services are free of charge and as a registered charity we rely on the support and generosity of our supporters without whom the Hospice could not exist.







Stuart and his fellow runners showing off their medals on the way to the nearest pub to ‘rehydrate’ ………they said!!

McCallum Pipe Chanters win 1st 2nd & 3rd

The final of the Bagad National Championship (grade 1) was held as it is every year at the Festival Interceltic of Lorient.  After this final, Bagad Kemper were crowned Champions of Brittany for the 20th time.

In this competion the three highest ranked pipes corps all played with McCallum pipe chanters.









(Bagad Kemper 2012 Champions)

Pipe Corps Results (Lorient contest)

1st          Bagad Cap Caval          2nd          Bagad Brieg          3rd          Bagad Kemper

Overall (Lorient contest)

1st          Bagad Kemper              2nd          Bagad Brieg          3rd          Bagad Cap Caval

2012 Championship

1st          Bagad Kemper              2nd          Bagad Cap Caval          3rd          Kevrenn Alre

 The McCallum Bagpipe chanter that has been so successful for the bands is called the Breton chanter which is slightly lower pitched to blend in with the bombards and the coloured buttons are inserted into the holes so that the pipers can play C natural and F natural without changing their fingering.

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