Inveraray Are Champions of the World

Jubilant, P/M Stuart Liddell with the Worlds trophy

Inveraray Pipe Band under P/M Stuart Liddell are the new World Pipe Band Champions. They were placed first ahead of Field Marshal Montgomery. SLOT took the drumming title. 200+ bands took part across all grades. Conditions were wet, cold and blustery in the morning but improved later.  The RSPBA summary sheets showed the final totals. The Grade 1 title was earned over two days of competition.


Grade 1

1 Inveraray
2 Field Marshal
4 S Power
6 Boghall
Drumming: SLOT

Inveraray celebrate their big win, their second Worlds title

Grade 2
1 St Thomas Alumni, USA
2 Closkelt
3 Pipe Band Club, Australia
4 Celtic (Nelson), NZ
5 Peel Police, Canada
6 Uddingston Strathclyde
Drumming: Ravara

Grade 3A
1 St Joseph’s
2 Stockbridge
3 St Mary’s Derrytrasna
4 Inverness
5 Beinn an Tuirc, Kintyre
6 The Highlanders, 4 Scots
Drumming: Stockbridge

Grade 3b
1 Tullylagan
2 Oban High School
3 McNeilstown
4 Kilmarnock
5 Dunbar RBL
6 Belgian Blend
Drumming: Williamwood

1 Dollar Academy
2 G Watson’s
3 G Heriot’s
4 St Thomas Espicopal, USA
5 Boghall
6 Preston Lodge
Drumming: G Watson’s

Grade 4a
1 Glenrothes
2 Methil
3 Edradour Pitlochry
4 MacDonald Mem.
5 Augharan
6 Lower Clyde
Drumming: Glenrothes

Grade 4b
1 Sri Dasmesh, Malaysia
2 Culter
3 Camelon
4 Vale of Atholl
5 Mountjoy
6 W Kerr Mem.
Drumming: Sri Dasmesh

Novice A
1 North Lanarkshire Schools
2 West Lothian Schools
3 G Watson’s School
4 Dollar Acad.
5 Stirling Schools
6 Lochalsh Junior
Drumming: North Lanarkshire Schools

Novice B
1 Capital District Youth, USA
2 Renfrew Schools
3 N Lanarkshire Schools
4 Kintyre Schools
5 Lochgelly High
6 Bucksburn
Drumming: Capital District Youth, USA

• Stay tuned to Piping Press for our exclusive commentary from the 2019 Worlds.

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1 thought on “Inveraray Are Champions of the World

  1. This years Grade 1 contest has been the most challenging and demanding competition in the history of the RSPBA. I congratulate Inveraray & District on a magnificent achievement. I do hope this much improved format will continue in future years, which allows all bands to play on both days, and which provides a result which is completely fair and incontrovertible.

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