Draw for the Scottish PB Champs./ John MacDougall Gillies MS (updated)

The RSPBA website is back up after a few hours down for essential maintenance. The new draw for the Scottish Championships to be held at Dumbarton on July 25 is announced as:

Grade 1 – Final
01 14:15 Peoples Ford – Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia
02 14:25 Cullybackey
03 14:35 Denny and Dunipace Gleneagles
04 14:45 Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia
05 14:55 Inveraray and District
06 15:05 Scottish Power
07 15:15 Police Scotland Fife
08 15:25 Greater Glasgow Police Pipe Band
09 15:35 Vale of Atholl
10 15:45 Field Marshal Montgomery
11 15:55 St Laurence O’Toole – Eire
12 16:05 Ravara

Samuel Young
James Wark
Gregory Dinsdale
John MacInnes 

The draw for the European Championships at Forres a week on Saturday is:

Grade 1 – Final
01 15:00 Peoples Ford – Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia
02 15:10 Inveraray and District
03 15:20 Cullybackey
04 15:30 Scottish Power
05 15:40 Greater Glasgow Police Pipe Band
06 15:50 Denny and Dunipace Gleneagles
07 16:00 Vale of Atholl
08 16:10 Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia
09 16:20 Field Marshal Montgomery
10 16:30 Police Scotland Fife
11 16:40 St Laurence O’Toole – Eire

Cameron Edgar
Robert Pollock
Gordon Craig
Alan Ronaldson

For other grades check here. There are band contests this Saturday at Lurgan in Northern Ireland and at Lochore in the Kingdon – the most important one of the day our Fife friends tell us – and Lesmahagow near Glasgow. On Sunday we have contests at Aberdeen (band and solo) and Helensburgh.


Piobaireachd enthusiasts may be interested in the first of our features on the John MacDougall Gillies MS. In today’s illustrated article we look at a letter from Gillies to Archibald Campbell, Kilberry, and discuss the playing of Robert Reid and the ‘redundant A’.  MacDougall Gillies is pictured up top from a painting done in his early days as a young competing piper.

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