Day out sees An­gus a dou­ble cham­pion

The Oban Times - - News -

PIPER An­gus D MacColl from Ben­der­loch ‘took a lift’ with his son An­drew James to com­pe­ti­tions at the Atholl Gath­er­ing and High­land Games held last week­end, and came back as its reign­ing cham­pion.

One of the first ma­jor games of the sea­son saw Mr MacColl take two firsts in the horn­pipe and jig and the march, Strath­spey and reel, and a sec­ond in the pi­obaireachd prize. The con­test is spon­sored by Glen­fid­dich and ad­heres to Col­lege of Pip­ing grad­ing.

Speak­ing from teach­ing a busy class of young pipers get­ting ready to play with Sk­er­ryvore at this week­end’s Oban Live, Mr MacColl said: ‘I have never been to Blair Atholl be­fore so I took a lift with my boy when he was go­ing.

‘It was al­right for a day out to win.’

But it was back to the day job on Mon­day as Mr MacColl works with pupils from Oban High School who will play a ‘few jigs’ at the end of the Oban Live this Satur­day even­ing.

An­gus MacColl had rea­sons to be cheer­ful.

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