Vale Drummers/ CLASP Results/Boghall Recruitment

vale-feat-imFiona MacKay: ‘The Vale of Atholl Grade 1 Pipe Band has announced the departure of Leading Drummer Lee Lawson.  Lee took a sabbatical from the band mid-season for personal reasons and unfortunately will not be able to continue with the Grade 1 band as we set our sights on preparing for the 2017 season.  We would like to thank Lee for her contribution and the band will shortly provide a further statement to clarify arrangements for the leadership of the drum corps as we move forward.’


Margaret Dunn has sent this: CLASP (Competition League for Amateur Solo Pipers) Results from the Northern Meetings

Picture (above) from left to right: Colin Brown (overall Grade 2), George McCall (Overall garde 3), Alex Gandy (Judge), Ian Graham and Stuart Peters (overall Grade 1)
Grade 1 Overall Winner – Ian Graham
Grade 2 Overall Winner – Colin Brown
Grade 3 Overall Winner – George McCall
Grade 1 – Piobaireachd
1st Stephen Ross
2nd Ian Graham
3rd Stuart Peters
Grade 2 – Piobaireachd
1st Aaron Yeung
2nd Colin Brown
3rd Janette Greenwood
Grade 3 – Piobaireachd
1st George McCall
2nd Robert Thomson
3rd Neil Mitchell
Grade 1 – 2/4 March
1st Stuart Peters
2nd Janette Greenwood
3rd Ian Graham
Grade 1 – Strathspey and Reel
1st Ian Graham
2nd Stuart Peters
3rd Janette Greenwood
Grade 2 – 2/4 March
1st Colin Brown
2nd Stephen Ross
3rd Aaron Yeung
Grade 2 – Strathspey and Reel
1st Colin Brown
2nd Aaron Yeung
3rd Stephen Ross
Grade 3 – 2/4 March
1st George McCall
2nd Robert Thomson
Grade 3 – Strathspey and Reel
1st George McCall
2nd Robert Thomson

boggiesPeoples Ford Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia are one of the great nurturing pipe bands with a tradition for teaching going back decades. The band and their pipe major Ross Harvey have issued the following: ‘We are currently welcoming new recruits to our highly successful juvenile system. The band is world-renowned because of our ability to nurture young people from absolute beginner level, through our young bands and to our Grade 1 band.

‘Over the autumn months, our bands will be working in small groups with dedicated instructors who share years of experience at the top of Grade 1. This is the Boghall way – the volunteers invest their time to develop our young players as they themselves were inspired by previous generations.

‘Do you know a child who would like to learn the bagpipes, snare, tenor or bass drum? Or are you an enthusiastic young piper or drummer with experience looking for a new challenge with the 2016 Scottish Juvenile Pipe Band Champions? If so, get in touch with the band via the Boghall Facebook page or email boghall.bathgate@gmail.com for further information. We will be holding Open Evenings on 15th and 19th September which will be the perfect opportunity to come along and meet our team.’

We would encourage anyone interested to get along to the Boggies and sign up. You won’t be disappointed.