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