Forres, Scotland – June 29, 2013 – Field Marshal Montgomery made it Two straight RSPBA major victories in 2013 by winning the European Pipe Band Championship in the north east of Scotland. The band received three of four first-place ranking from the judges. Inveraray & District continued to threatened, taking second. Local favourites Buchan won the Grade 2 competition, which had only 10 bands in it, one of the smallest Grade 2 entries in many years. Weather was warm and overcast and stayed dry.
Grade 1 (medley, 13 competed)
1st Field Marshal Montgomery (1,1,1,2)
2nd Inveraray & District (2,2,2,3)
3rd Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia (4,5,3,1)
4th St. Laurence O'Toole (7,3,4,5)
5th Greater Glasgow Police Scotland (3,7,7,4)
6th ScottishPower (5,6,5,6)
Judges: Gordon Lawrie, Bill Garrett (piping); Sandy Russell (drumming); Joe Noble (ensemble)
Grade 2 (MSR, 10 competed)
1st Buchan Peterson
2nd Lomond & Clyde
3rd Glasgow Skye
5th Dumbarton & District
6th Mackenzie Caledonian
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