Peoples Ford Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia, under P/M Ross Harvey, are the new World Pipe Band Champions. They were placed first ahead of Field Marshal Montgomery today at Glasgow Green. SFU took the drumming title.
190 bands took part across all grades. Conditions were wet and windy with occasional sunshine. The RSPBA summary sheets showed the final totals. (Such were the numbers accessing the site that it crashed on Saturday evening and still had not been restored on the Sunday.)
The Grade 1 title was earned over two days of competition before 16 judges, each contributing to the final total. Results:
Drumming: SFU; Drumming MSR: SFU; Drumming Medley: FMM
Overall MSR: FMM; Overall Medley: Boghall
Champion of Champions: Inveraray
Champions of Champions Drumming: FMM
2 Buchan Peterson
4 Port Lethan
Drumming: Glasgow Skye
Champion of Champions: Annan
Champions of Champions Drumming: Annan
2 Robert Malcolm Mem.
3 Vale of Atholl
4 Coalburn IOR
Champion of Champions: Coalburn IOR
Champions of Champions Drumming: Tullylaggan
1 Haileybury, Australia
4 Ross & Cromarty P&D School
6 Lower Clyde
Champion of Champions: Ross & Cromarty
Champions of Champions Drumming: Macanta
1 Dollar Acad.
2 G Watson’s
3 St Andrew’s Coll., NZ
4 G Heriot’s
5 Preston Lodge
Drumming: Dollar Acad.
Champion of Champions: Dollar Acad.
Champions of Champions Drumming: Dollar Acad.
3 Cape Breton Island, Canada
Drumming: Uddingston Strath.
Champion of Champions: Burntisland
Champions of Champions Drumming: Uddingston Strath.
1 Scots School Albany, Australia
2 Royal Army of Oman
3 Letterkenny, Eire
4 Govan Community, Glasgow
5 City of Aberdeen
6 City of Discovery
Drumming: Scots School Albany, Australia
Champion of Champions: Scots School Albany, Australia
Champions of Champions Drumming: Altnaveigh
1 St Columba’s School
2 West Lothian Schools
3 Scots College, Australia
4 G Watson’s Coll.
5 High School Dundee
6 N Lanarkshire Schools
Drumming: G Watson’s
Champion of Champions: St Columba’s School
Champions of Champions Drumming: Dollar Academy
1 Renfrewshire Schools
2 Lochgelly High
3 Oban High
4 St John’s Coll., Zimbabwe
5 St Thomas Episcopal School, USA
6 Bucksburn Novice
Drumming: St Thomas Episcopal School, USA
Champions of Champions: Lochgelly
Champions of Champions Drumming: Dollar
Best Band on Parade: Royal Army of Oman
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