Stuart Liddell

From Inveraray, started piping at the age of nine and was originally taught by his grandfather, the late Pipe Major Ronald McCallum M.B.E. and later, Arthur Gillies. He has also had tuition from Jim Henderson and Hugh MacCallum.

For seven years he was a member of the Scottish Power Pipe Band thereafter joining the Simon Fraser University Pipe Band from Vancouver, Canada with whom he played for eleven years.

A piano tuner by trade, he is also a piping instructor at Mid Argyll Primary and Lochgilphead High Schools.

Glenfiddich Champion

Stuart is the Founder and Pipe Major of the World Champion Pipe Band, Inveraray and District. He is one of the world's most exciting pipers and is noted for his excellent solo performances and recordings at numerous Simon Fraser University Pipe Band concerts.

His truly brilliant solo performances have inspired many to take up this most difficult of all instruments. Students, young and older have benefited from his incredible ability to motivate and influence their journey and stimulate creativity.

Solo Achievements

1994, 1995 and 1997 Young Piper of the Year 2011 The Masters
1992 Silver Medal (Argyllshire Gathering, Oban) 2012 Oban Senior Piobaireachd
1997 Silver Star (MSR) 3rd Place 2013 Silver Star (Argyllshire Gathering, Oban)
2000 Gold Medal (Northern Meeting, Inverness) 2013 Silver Star (Northern Meeting, Inverness)
2001 Uist & Barra Overall Winner 2013 The Clasp (Northern Meeting, Inverness)
2004 Gold Medal (Argyllshire Gathering, Oban) 2014 The Silver Chanter
2006 Scottish Pipers Association Knockout 2014 Silver Star (Argyllshire Gathering)
2007 Scottish Pipers Association and Scots Guards Knockout Competitions 2014 The Springbank Invitational
2007 The Clasp (Northern Meeting, Inverness) 2014 Glenfiddich Piping Championship
2008 Piping Live! Masters (Glasgow) 2015 Oban Senior Piobaireachd
2009 The Dan Reid Memorial (San Francisco) 2015 The Springbank Invitational
2009 The Homecoming Gathering (Edinburgh) 2016 The Donald MacLeod Memorial
2009 Dunvegan Medal 2016 Oban Senior Piobaireachd
2009 The Clasp (Northern Meeting, Inverness) 2018 Oban Senior Piobaireachd
2009 Glenfiddich Piping Championship 2019 Oban Senior Piobaireachd
2009 The Bratach Gorm & Overall Winner (Highland Society of London Competition) 2019 Silver Star
2010 The Metro Cup (NY) 2020 The Silver Chanter
2010 Donald MacDonald Quaich (Skye) 2020 Glenfiddich Piping Championship
2010 Silver Star (Argyllshire Gathering, Oban) 2023 MacCrimmon Memorial Trophy (Lorient)
2010 Silver Star (Northern Meeting, Inverness) 2023 The Springbank Invitational


  • 1997 Piping Centre Recital Series Vol.2
  • Scottish Power Pipe Band - Tartan Weave
  • Simon Fraser University Pipe Band - Live at Carnegie Hall
  • Simon Fraser University Pipe Band - Down Under
  • Awesome Pipers - 2004
  • Inveroran - 2006
  • Simon Fraser University Pipe Band - On Home Ground
  • Route 66 - Stuart Liddell and chums - 2012
  • Accession by Inveraray District Pipe Band - 2013
  • Westering Home - 2019

Pipe Band

  • Winning the World Pipe Band Championships with SFU in 1999, 2001 and 2008.
  • Forming the Inveraray & District Pipe Band in 2004, winning the World Pipe Band Championship in Novice Juvenile in 2007 and Juvenile in 2008.
  • Winning the Grade 2 Scottish, British, European, World and Cowal Pipe Band Championships in 2009.
  • Winning the Grade 1 Scottish, British, European and World Pipe Band Championships in 2017 as well as Winning the Champion of Champions in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 making Stuart the winner of the Champion of Champions for the 4th consecutive year.
  • Winners of the World Pipe Band Championships 2019
  • Winners of the Grade 1 British Championships 2022

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