Field Marshal Are Scottish Pipe Band Champions

Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band, Northern Ireland, are the new Scottish Champions after a hard fought contest at a warm, dry Levengrove Park, Dumbarton. The win gave P/M Richard Parkes his second championship of the season.

His win sets up a Champion of Champions showdown with Inveraray as we head to the Worlds in August. Both bands have two majors apiece.

The other G1 places went to:

2 Inveraray
3 Boghall
4 Shotts
5 Scot. Power
6 Fife Police

with the drumming going to Inveraray.

Each band had to submit two MSRs, one of which was chosen at the line. The judges for all grades in the Championship were:


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Other grades:

Grade 2
1 Ravara
2 Buchan Peterson
3 Kilchoman, Islay
4 Uddingston
5 Manorcunningham
6 Annan
Drumming: Buchan Peterson

Grade 3a
1 Johnstone
2 Deeside Cal.
3 Tullylaggan
4 Stockbridge
5 Vale of Atholl
6 Denny & Dunipace
Drumming: Deeside

Grade 3b
1 RS Dragoon Guards
2 Edradour
3 Scot. Borders
4 Methil
5 Ayr
6 Milngavie
Drumming: Macanta


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Juvenile
1 Dollar
2 G Watson’s
3 St Thomas Episcopal
4 Preston Lodge
Drumming: Dollar

Grade 4a
1 Lower Clyde
2 Brisbane Boys
3 Uddingston Strath.
4 Rothesay
5 Vale of Atholl
6 Strathendrick
Drumming: Udd. Strath.

Grade 4b
1 Govan Schools
2 Kilbarchan
3 Stockbridge
4 Troon Blackrock
5 Brisbane Boys
6 Dunon Argyll
Drumming: Govan Schools

Novice A
1 Dollar Acad.
2 G Heriot’s
3 G Watson’s
4 Stirling Schools
Drumming: G Watson’s

Novice B
1 St Columba’s, Kilmacolm
2 High School Dundee
3 Renfrew Schools
4 N Lanarkshire Schools
5 Burntisland
6 Oban High
Drumming: Burntisland

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1 thought on “Field Marshal Are Scottish Pipe Band Champions

  1. Weii done to all bands which graced the “Competition Arena” this year. Lets hope that others are thinking of joining you next season. Why not start practising now !

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