A DOLLAR piper is set to compete at a prestigious solo event at Blair Castle this October.

Callum Beaumont, who resides in the town and tutors at Dollar Academy, will be one of 10 piping greats to be invited for this year's Glenfiddich Piping Championship.

He will be showcasing his skills against the likes of defending champion Stuart Liddell, British Columbia piper Jack Lee, five-time champion Roderick Macleod MBE and more.

The Dollar man, who qualified as the overall winner of the Piping Live! Masters Competition, will travel to Blair Castle in Perthshire for the meet on Saturday, October 30.

Callum Beaumont is a much sought after and highly rated instructor who has been around the world, having been invited to teach in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA.

At the event, musicians will play in both the Piobaireachd and March, Strathspey and Reel disciplines, with prizes awarded for each discipline, as well as an overall championship winner.

Finlay MacDonald, the National Piping Centre's director of piping, said: "It's wonderful to be able to bring the Glenfiddich Piping Championship back to a live audience this year.

"Blair Castle always makes for a magnificent venue for this prestigious event and the 48th edition will mark a welcome return to live competition, whilst also giving people at home and abroad the chance to tune in online.

"In-person tickets are limited so we would encourage all those keen to be at Blair Castle to get their tickets as soon as possible."

For more information, visit thepipingcentre.co.uk/glenfiddich