Scotland

Young woman piper makes championship history

Faye Henderson
Image caption Faye Henderson will take on finalists from all over Scotland and Canada

An 18-year-old piper is the first woman in more than 20 years to make the final of the Glenfiddich Piping Championship.

Faye Henderson, of Kirriemuir, is the second female finalist in the contest's 37-year history and its youngest.

She earned her place after winning the Highland Society of London's gold medal at the Argyllshire Gathering in August.

Other finalists are Angus MacDonald, from Skye, Angus MacColl, of Oban, Roderick MacLeod, from Glasgow, and Iain Speirs, from Edinburgh.

Also, Stuart Liddell, of Inveraray, William McCallum, from Campbeltown, and Candian-based pipers Jack Lee, Bruce Gandy and Andrew Hayes.

The championships will take place at Blair Atholl Castle in Perthshire on 30 October.

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