Stuart’s first set of bagpipes were bought for him by his grandparents. Two years later he joined the Arbroath Royal British Legion Pipe Band, and then progressed to become piper with the Grade 1 David Urquhart Pipes and Drums.
In 2002 he was selected to play for the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland and in 2003 became Champion Piper at the Pitlochry Solo Competition. As well as being a piper of great potential, Stuart plays acoustic and electric guitar and writes and arranges his own music.
Currently studying at RSAMD, Glasgow, Stuart, who hails from Dundee, plans to pursue a career in Scottish traditional music. He is particularly interested in experimenting with the fusion of Scottish music with rock, pop and jazz.
How the Award Helped
The Dewar Arts Award will enable Stuart to buy a new set of border pipes.
Since the Award
Stuart graduated successfully with a BA in Scottish Music. Since then he has branched out into music producing as well as continuing to perform solo and with his band 'Slaps & Styles'.