Field Marshal Are Scottish Pipe Band Champions

Field Marshal pictured today at the Scottish

Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band, Northern Ireland, are the 2023 Scottish Champions after a hard fought contest at blustery Levengrove Park, Dumbarton. The win gave P/M Richard Parkes his first championship of the season.

There was free admission for the public. One hundred and fifteen (115) bands took part. Full results below.

The other G1 places went to:

2 Inveraray
3 SLOT
4 Boghall
5 Shotts
6 Scot. Power

with the drumming going to Inveraray.

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

Grade 2
1 Annan
2 Ravara
3 Portlethen
4 Kilchoman
5 Manorcunningham
6 City of Edinburgh
Drumming: Portlethen

Grade 3a
1 Coalburn IOR
2 Tullylagan
3 Matt Boyd
4 McNeilstown
5 Vale of Atholl
6 Newcastle
Drumming: Tullylagan

Grade 3b
1 Macanta
2 Ross & Cromarty Schools
3 Ayr
4 Methil
5 Lower Clyde
6 Scot. Borders
Drumming: Macanta

Juvenile
1 Dollar Acad.
2 G Watson’s
3 Preston Lodge
4 G Heriot’s
Drumming: Dollar


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Grade 4a
1 Burntisland
2 Strathendrick
3 Udd. Strathclyde
4 Kilbarchan
5 Perth
6 Couper Angus
Drumming: Udd. Strath.

Grade 4b
1 Scots. School Albury, Aust.
2 Altnaveigh
3 City of Discovery
4 Dunoon Argyll
5 Aberdeen
6 Govan
Drumming: Govan

Novice A
1 Dollar Acad. 990
2 St Columba’s School
3 Scot. Coll. Sydney
4 N Lanarkshire Schools
5 W Lothian Schools
6 Stirling Schools
Drumming: N Lanarkshire

Novice B
1 Renfrew Schools
2 Lochgelly High
3 Oban High
4 Preston Lodge
5 Dollar Acad.
6 Burntisland
Drumming: Burntisland

  • Check out all band summary sheets on the RSPBA website here. Stay tuned to PP for the Editor’s critique on the Grade 1 contest.

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