Calum Watson

Calum is currently the Pipe Sergeant of the Grade 1 Peoples Ford Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia Pipe Band and is an A-Grade solo competitor having won prizes at the Northern Meeting and Argyllshire Gathering.

He initially received tuition from Iain Simpson at George Watson’s College where he enjoyed great success in the Juvenile grade. Calum joined Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia for the 2014 season and served as Pipe Major of the Novice Juvenile band for three years.

In his solo career, Calum has received Piobaireachd tuition from Tom Speirs. He has won numerous prizes including the Open Jigs and B Strathspey & Reel at the Argyllshire Gathering, the CPA B Piobaireachd League. He was also a prize winner in the A Strathspey & Reel at the Argyllshire Gathering in 2019.

Out with competitive piping, Calum is a former Pipe Major of the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland and has played at events internationally including Japan, Canada, the USA and across Europe.  He also appeared in the music video for the Piano Guys cover of Fight Song and on BBC One’s Antiques Road Trip.

In his professional life, Calum holds a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and works for a consultancy in the rail industry.