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Date: Saturday, 2nd April 2016
Contributor: Pat Whelen - HQ

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December was a busy month for students and tutors involved in educational activities throughout Scotland and Northern Ireland. It was a particularly busy month for our PDQB Assessors who were assessing the talents of our talented young pipers and drummers.

George Watson's College Pipes and Drums in Edinburgh presented a large number of students, who have worked hard throughout the year in preparing for assessment. The following students all achieved success:


George Watson's College - Education

George Watson's College - Bagpipes

Hamish Campbell - SCQF Level 4
Evan Hawkins - SCQF Level 4
Martin Kallestrup - SCQF Level 4
Callum MacIver - SCQF Level 4
Jamie McLellan - SCQF Level 4
George McMurtrie - SCQF Level 4
Nathan O’Donnell - SCQF Level 4
Nina Whitaker - SCQF Level 4
Hamish Aitken - SCQF Level 5
Andrew Blaike - SCQF Level 5
Antony Buchanan - SCQF Level 5
Joshua Ferguson - SCQF Level 5
Richard Kneen - SCQF Level 5
Andrew Knowles - SCQF Level 5
James Mackie - SCQF Level 5
Adam McGregor - SCQF Level 5
Beth Miller - SCQF Level 5
Calum Rennie - SCQF Level 5
William Somerville - SCQF Level 5
Christopher Watherston - SCQF Level 5
Cameron Wilson - SCQF Level 5
Rory Aitchison - SCQF Level 6
Matthew Cormack - SCQF Level 6
Maxim Grieve - SCQF Level 6
Magnus MacLeod - SCQF Level 6
Fraser Mealyou - SCQF Level 6
Matthew Oliver - SCQF Level 6
Andrew Spence - SCQF Level 6

George Watson's College - Snare

Alex Copeman - SCQF Level 4
Charlie Shade - SCQF Level 4
Guy Kellas - SCQF Level 4
Jack Murdoch - SCQF Level 4
Luke Stephen - SCQF Level 4
Thomas Clarke - SCQF Level 4
Alisdair Brown - SCQF Level 5
Bennet Le Riche - SCQF Level 5
Ali Faizaan - SCQF Level 5
Georgia Currie - SCQF Level 5
Harry Ferguson - SCQF Level 5
Jamie Stephen - SCQF Level 5
Jonathan Cormack - SCQF Level 5
Bethany MacKay - SCQF Level 6
Cameron Lambie - SCQF Level 6
Duncan Greenshields - SCQF Level 6
Finlay Aitken - SCQF Level 6
James Strachan - SCQF Level 6

Johnstone Pipe Band Johnstone Pipe Band clearly believes in developing its young talent with the following members achieving success in their National Progression Awards.

Johnstone Pipe Band - Chanter

Michael Black - SCQF Level 2
Leia Chappell - SCQF Level 2
Emma Downie - SCQF Level 2
Josh Esson - SCQF Level 2
Kyle Gordon - SCQF Level 2
Caitlin Ibbotson - SCQF Level 2
Mark Johnstone - SCQF Level 2
Joanna Kelly - SCQF Level 2
David Kerr - SCQF Level 2
Sam London - SCQF Level 2
Jacob Martin - SCQF Level 2
Daniel Meek - SCQF Level 2
Ben Smith - SCQF Level 2
David Wight - SCQF Level 2
Jonathon Doherty - SCQF Level 3
James Fallon - SCQF Level 3
Taylor Whyte - SCQF Level 3

Johnstone Pipe Band - Bagpipes

Max Arthur - SCQF Level 4
Erica Gill - SCQF Level 4
Andrew McCrindle - SCQF Level 4
Harvey Rose - SCQF Level 4
Scott Campbell - SCQF Level 5 Theory
Adam Lawson - SCQF Level 5
Stewart Pattison - SCQF Level 5

The RSPBA NI School has a proud tradition of supporting young pipers and drummers through its educational programme. The following students achieved success:

Northern Ireland - Chanter

Lauren Abraham - SCQF Level 2
Dylan Anderson - SCQF Level 2
Lauren Boyce - SCQF Level 2
Adam Brimage - SCQF Level 2
Maurice Freeburn - SCQF Level 2
Dervla Kelly - SCQF Level 2
Eimear Kelly - SCQF Level 2
Tara Kelly - SCQF Level 2
Ellie Kerr - SCQF Level 2
Ben McAlister - SCQF Level 2
Jake McConnell - SCQF Level 2
Philip Moffett - SCQF Level 2
Ciara Walker - SCQF Level 2
Rachel Wallace - SCQF Level 2
Laura Wiesiolek - SCQF Level 2
Connor Wright - SCQF Level 2
Keelan Perrett - SCQF Level 3
Caitlin Sexton - SCQF Level 3 Theory

Northern Ireland - Bagpipes

Rebecca Dowey - SCQF Level 4
Thomas Johnstone - SCQF Level 4
Sean Maloney - SCQF Level 6

Northern Ireland - Snare

Thomas Beattie - SCQF Level 3
Nathan Fawcett - SCQF Level 3
Daniel Lynn - SCQF Level 3
Cameron Mitchell - SCQF Level 3
John Murphy - SCQF Level 3
Reece Somerville - SCQF Level 3 Solo Performance
James Kennedy - SCQF Level 4
John Martin - SCQF Level 4
Christopher Sands - SCQF Level 4

Northern Ireland - Bass and Tenor

Hannah Gillis - PDQB Level 1
Ewan Glenny - PDQB Level 1
Lynn Johnston - PDQB Level 1

During the month of September, The RSPBA was pleased to assess pupils from Tobermory High School. The pupils named below were successful in achieving the qualifications below

Tobermory High School - Chanter

Luke Grieve - SCQF Level 2
Jack Nelson - SCQF Level 2
Mairi Nonhebel - SCQF Level 2

Tobermory High School - Bagpipes

Alexander Anderson - SCQF Level 4
Corrie MacKenzie - SCQF Level 4
Fraser Mitchell - SCQF Level 4

Pat Whelan
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