Maclean Pipe Band head back to home base after performing in the massed bands display at the 111th Maclean Highland Gathering at the Maclean Showground on Saturday, 4th April 2015. Photo Debrah Novak / The Daily Examiner
Maclean Pipe Band head back to home base after performing in the massed bands display at the 111th Maclean Highland Gathering at the Maclean Showground on Saturday, 4th April 2015. Photo Debrah Novak / The Daily Examiner Debrah Novak

Top piper to star at Maclean Highland Gathering

MACLEAN'S Lower Clarence Scottish Association is gearing up for the 2016 Highland Gathering which promises to be a spectacle not to be missed.

Callum Beaumont, winner of some of the most famous competitions in world piping, is special guest for the 112th Gathering on March 25-26.

He was the youngest winner of the prestigious Clasp at Scotland's Northern Meetings and includes in his long list of achievements Three World Pipe Band Championships.

This year's festivities start with the Piobaireachd and open piping in the Civic Hall at 6pm, and the Ceilidh In Maclean's McLaughlan Park on Friday, March 25, at 7.17pm.

Saturday's program begins with the Pipe Bands On Parade through the streets of Maclean at 8.30am followed by a full day of band, solo piping and drumming competitions.

The Highland Dancing competitions and traditional Highland Games flow through to the spectacular Massed Bands finale.

Visitors from all over Australia and New Zealand will attend the gathering.



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