Denny opens at Dunbar with wins in Grade 1 and Grade 2

Published: May 31, 2012
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Dunbar, Scotland – May 12, 2012 - The Grade 2 Denny & Dunipace Gleneagles won the Grade 2 event at Scotland’s first outdoor contest of 2012, and, for good measure, played up and won the Grade 1 contest against Grade 1 Torphichen & Bathgate. The Grade 1 Lothian & Borders Police Pipe Band had entered the event but had to withdraw due to the band’s bass drummer unable to attend due to a serious family emergency.

Grade 1
1st Denny & Dunipace Gleneagles
2nd Torphican & Bathgate

Drumming: Denny & Dunipace Gleneagles

Grade 2
1st Denny & Dunipace Gleneagles
2nd George Watsons College
3rd Coalburn IOR
4th Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia Juvenile
Drumming: Denny & Dunipace Gleneagles

Grade 3
1st City of Edinburgh
2nd Scottish Borders
3rd Coalburn IOR
4th Peter Vardy Glenrothes & District

Drumming: Coalburn IOR

Juvenile
1st Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia
2nd George Watson’s College
3rd George Heriot’s School
4th Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools

Drumming: Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia

Grade 4 MSR
1st Portlethen & District

Grade 4
1st Wallacestone & District
2nd Portlethen & District
3rd Pryde of East Lothian
4th Bo’ness

Drumming: Bo’ness

Novice Juvenile
1st George Watson’s College
2nd George Herriot’s School
3rd Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools
4th Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia

Drumming: George Watson’s College

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