Armstrong’s Power Sweeps Grade 1 at North Berwick (updated)

With the 78th Frasers, Manawatu and Boghall & Bathgate as centre bands for the march past, the remaining crowd and bands watched as the announcement was made that Scottish Power had swept the honours in Grade 1, writes MacStig

In a lively Grade 2, with mixed competitions, several pointers to next weekend were given. With approaching 100 performances, and some bands performing up to three times, it was a full on day at North Berwick under the auspices of RSPBA Lothian & Borders Branch.

Many of the bands move on to Perth tomorrow, although a poor weather forecast may curtail numbers. There are already some withdrawals. This winners’ list only deals with the overall Open results rather than some confined prizes for Branch bands/drum majors which will be found on the L&B website.

Scottish Power in the circle at NB

Ahead of the prize giving a lone piper (P/M Harvey) played a Lament for the Branch past president, who sadly passed since last year’s gathering.

Grade Nov B
1 Preston Lodge HS
2 St John’s College, Zimbabwe
3 Brisbane Boys College, Australia
4 Boghall & Bathgate
Drums – Preston Lodge HS

Grade Nov A
1 Brisbane Boys College, Australia
2 George Watson’s College
3 Scots College, Sydney
4 George Heriot’s School
Drums – GWC

Grade 4B
1 Royal Army, Oman
2 Camelon & District
3 Stockbridge
4 Edmonton & District, Canada
Drumming – Edmonton

St Thomas Alumni, Houston, Texas, G2 winners

Grade 4A
1 Tweedvale
2 Dunbar RBL
3 Davidson’s Mains
4 Williamwood
Drums – Camelon

Juvenile
1 George Heriot’s
2 GWC
3 St Andrews Coll NZ
4 Boghall & Bathgate
Drums – GWC

Grade 3
1 Royal Burgh Annan
2 Perth Metro, Aus
3 The Highlanders 4 Scots
4 Portlethan
Drums – Royal Burgh of Annan

The judges’ ‘privacy pod’ at NB

Grade 2
1 St Thomas Alumni USA
2 North Stratton, Canada
3 Peel Regional Police, Canada
4 George Watson’s College
Drums – North Stratton

Canterbury Caledonia NZ

Grade 1/2
1 Scottish Power
2 Police Scotland Fife
3 Johnstone
4 Shotts & Dykehead

Grade 1
1 Scottish Power
2 Boghall & Bathgate
3 78th Fraser Highlanders, Canada
4 Police Scotland Fife
Drums – Scot Power

We’re not sure if the Power celebrated with East Lothian’s favourite tipple or not

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