Round the Games!


In one of the busiest weeks of the year for solo piping competitions, players from the ScottishPower pipe band have appeared frequently at the top of the prize lists. Many pipers have achieved excellent prizes, with several players achieving prizes at numerous competitions.

At Taynuilt Highland Games, held on Saturday the 18th July, Alasdair Henderson achieved a 3rd in the Open Piobaireachd, a 3rd in the Open March and 2nd in the Open Jig. Also held on Saturday the 18th July was Inverness Highland Games with piper Keith Bowes coming 3rd in the Open March, Strathspey and Reel.

Rosneath Highland Games took place on Sunday the 19th July, with both Alasdair Henderson and Keith Bowes playing very well and achieving excellent prizes. Alasdair was 1st in the Open March and 3rd in the Open Strathspey, while Keith achieved 1st place in the Grade B Piobaireachd.

The prize list from Inverary Highland Games, held on Tuesday, July 21st was filled with players from ScottishPower pipe band who all played to a very high standard, which was reflected in the results:

B Grade Piobaireachd: Alasdair Henderson 1st; Keith Bowes 4th
B Grade March: Alasdair Henderson 2nd; Gordon Bruce 4th; Gavin Ferguson 5th
B Grade Strathspey and Reel: Alasdair Henderson 1st; Gordon Bruce 2nd; Derek Midgley 3rd; Gavin Ferguson 5th and Sylvain Hamon 6th.

Mull Highland Games took place on Thursday the 23rd July, where 3 ScottishPower Players featured in the prize list. Keith Bowes placed 3rd in the Piobaireachd with Alasdair Henderson coming in 4th. Alasdair also placed 4th in the March, while Gordon Bruce placed 3rd in the Strathspey and Reel.

All players are delighted with their solo piping achievements over the past week, and will continue to successfully compete at various solo piping events in throughout the rest of the season.