The results are in: Annual HSD Pipes and Drums Competition

Competition (and the sound of pipes!) was in the air at the School’s annual Solo Piping and Drumming Competition – the first held in-person since the pandemic!

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Pupils from the Junior Years and the Senior Years took part, impressing a panel of top judges – and the HSD Pipe Band instructors - with their performances across a number of categories. 

Pipe Major and instructor David Wilton said, “All the pupils were a credit to themselves and really put in a lot of effort to play as well as they could.

 “The talent on display was very encouraging to see, keeping the pupils focused as we head towards the 1st Pipe Band competition season in 2 years.”

 The judging panel included our very own janitor Dave Sinclair, who is not only a World Champion piper, but also a Champion of Champion’s Championship winning Piper – an incredible title to hold!

 Also adjudicating were Tom and Paul Brown who are principals of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association’s Pipe Band College and renowned RSPBA adjudicators.

The competition was kindly sponsored by McCallum bagpipes, and the Junior Years contestants enjoyed an award ceremony at which  prizes provided by the company were presented to the winners.

David Wilton added, “McCallum’s have been wonderful in their support for our school and piping in general. Many thanks to them for their continued support.”

The results of the competition are as follows:


Senior Bagpiping  - March, Strathspey and Reel

1st Liam Brown

2nd Rory Grant

3rd Angus Macfarlane

4th Jan van der Kuyl

5th Callum Macmillan

6th Cameron Houston

Senior Drumming – March, Strathspey and Reel

1st Emily Hough

2nd Rohan Seenarine

3rd Nellie Luxford


Intermediate Bagpiping – 4 parts March

1st Harrison Orr

2nd Sam Brass

3rd Daniel McConnachie

4th Calum Skea

5th Hamish Forrester


Junior Bagpiping – 2 parts March

1st Archie Delaney

2nd Laurence Blair Oliphant

3rd = Fin Gray and Fraser Rowan

Intermediate Chanter – 2 parts of any tune

1st Charlotte Rawlins

2nd Haoqi Liu

3rd Roseanna Leburn

4th Ben McLaren

5th James Kay


Elementary Chanter – any tune

1st Olly Stevenson

2nd Tom Stevenson

3rd Brodie Scrimgeour

4th Harry Finnegan

5th Rory Ogg

6th Rory Murray