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Held on SATURDAY 10th APRIL 2003 at St Anne’s Community Centre, The Cowgate, Edinburgh

INTERMEDIATE (2 entries)

The Julian Goodacre Trophy - Judge: Julian Goodacre

1st George Greig - The Celtic Society, Captain Grant, Murray’s Welcome, The 72nd’s Farewell to Aberdeen

2nd Jeannie Campbell - Flett from Flotta, The Man from Skye, Alan MacPherson of Mosspark

PIPE AND SONG (6 entries)

The Jimmy Wilson Memorial Cup - Judge: Gary West

1st Judy Barker - Maggie Lauder

2nd David Robertson - Westlin Winds

3rd Donald Lindsay - The Baron of Bradly

NEW COMPOSITION (11 entries)

The London Trophy - Judge: Hamish Moore

1st Alex Barty - Raeburn Park

2nd Donald Lindsay - Yah Yah Clink Clink

3rd George Greig - No Going Back

DUET FOR PIPES AND OTHER INSTRUMENT (7 entries) Dunfermline Tassies - Judge: Nigel Richard

1st Eleanor and Annie Rutherford - When the Boat Comes In

2nd Judy Barker and Sally Thomas - Miss Isabella McKenzie Sutherland, Horsbrough Castle

3rd Donald Lindsay and Stuart Letford - The Highland Wedding, The Brides Jig, Drops of Brandy



The Nigel Richard Trophy - Judge: Nigel Richard

1st David Hannay - The Old Bean Waltz, The Ass in the Graveyard

2nd Jim Buchanan - Westlin Winds, Aviemore

3rd Jock Agnew - Dorrington

NOVICE (3 entries)

The Heriot and Allan Quaich - Judge: Julian Goodacre

1st Jo Yoko Nanjo - Leaving Lismore, Mrs Hamilton of Pitcaitland

2nd Tommy Duffy - Roses Blaw, For Pipes an’ A’

3rd Carolyn Francis - Trip to Cartmel


Colin Ross Trophy - Judge: Gary West

1st Peter McAlister - Cockold get out of the Amery, Elsie Marley, The Flaxen Lass of Always, Hands off my Bag

2nd Lee Moore - The Emigrants, Duncan Johnstone, The Antrim Rose

3rd Murdo MacLeod - Farewell to Govan, Three Sisters of Glencoe, Lady McKenzie of Gairloch, Sleep Sound in da Morning

DUET FOR PIPES (5 entries)

Mains Castle Medals - Judge: Julian Goodacre

1st Peter McAlister and Scott Forrestt - London’s Burning, The Banjo Breakdown

2nd Tom Dingwall and Jeannie Campbell - Major Ritchie, Sherrifmuir, The Man from Skye, The Steamboat

3rd Jock Agnew and Jim Buchanan - Song for Smallpipes


Hamish Moore Cup - Judge: Hamish Moore

1st Julian Goodacre - I only want to be with You, The Flaxen Lass of Always

2nd Matt Seattle - Soor Plooms o’ Galashiels

3rd Malcolm Maclnnes - Leaving Lochboisdale, The Pipers Controversy, Donald Willie and his Dog, Foxhunter’s Jig


Nigel Bridges says: Thank you to all those who helped out at the annual competition this year. We had a record number of entries and a very healthy audience.

The judges for all their hard work, impartiality and constructive comments: Hamish Moore, Nigel Richard, Gary West, Julian Goodacre

Alan Paul for once again keeping time for every class Nigel Richard for master of ceremonies and prizes

Alan Paul and Gary West for yet again recording the day's proceedings for posterity Iain MacDonald for taking entry money

Rona MacDonald for dealing with memberships, merchandise, raffle tickets, teas and prize giving. Not forgetting all those who contributed raffle prize - a big thank you. The raffle raised £80.

Tony Laverick for calling competitors and being ‘the link man’ on the day. Kept it going smoothly.

Stuart Letford and Tony Laverick for judging cards Stuart Letford - again for photography

Jeannie Campbell for fantastic teas and everyone who contributed baking


Lastly and most important of all thanks to all competitors including many new ones, who turned out to make the LBPS annual competition an enjoyable days entertainment.

If I have missed anyone, sorry, but please apply in writing for your free beer.---