The NPS Annual Competitions were held on Saturday 19 October at the Chantry Bagpipe Museum in Morpeth. Attendance was impressive this year, with extra chairs needed, a packed room and multiple entries in most classes.
The quality of playing was also impressive, with wins from Stuart McQuade, Sophie Fraser, Vincent Syson, David Somerville, David Creese, Dorothy Cragg and Ann Sessoms, Iain Gelston & Sarah Tym, and Zexuan Qiao.
The competitions were compered by chairman Andrew Davison. Playing classes were judged by Keith Davidson, composition classes by Rob Say and pipe making by Francis Wood.