European Pipe Band Champs Promo/ South Africa Soloists End of Year Meeting

Need a reminder of the summer’s pipe band contests? Below is the link to a promo video put out by the sponsors of the European Pipe Band Championships, Piping at Forres. It is ostensibly a plug for their commercial side but there are some good shots of bands, drum corps, RSPBA officials and adjudicators. The picture above shows Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia marching to the line at Forres last summer….

P/M George Ackroyd contest South Africa (updated)

The results from Saturday’s P/M George Ackroyd contest, held at the Transvaal Scottish Regimental HQ in Johannesburg were as follows: George Ackroyd Challenge Overall 1st Gareth Rudolph George Ackroyd Challenge Overall – Best Junior 1st Brandon Holz George Ackroyd Challenge Piobaireachd Adjudicators : Thomas Knobel, Struan Young 1st Gareth Rudolph 2nd Brandon Holz 3rd Chris Couperthwaite 4th Alex Jeanrenaud (8 competed) George Ackroyd Challenge Strathspey & Reel Adjudicator : Roger Davies 1st Gareth Rudolph 2nd Nicholas Taitz 3rd Alex…