Glasgow Skye takes Gourock by storm

Published: May 31, 2012
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Gourock, Scotland – May 13, 2012 - The Scottish season’s first outdoor west coast competition of 2012 was the traditional Sunday event at Gourock, which was the victim of horrendous weather. Several bands pulled out of the competition when they saw the forecast. Ultimately Glasgow Skye Association was the big winner, taking the Grade 2 contest. There was no Grade 1 competition despite it being offered.

Grade 2
1st Glasgow Skye Association
2nd Mackenzie Caledonian
3rd Williamwood

Judges Peter Hunt, John Wilson (piping); R. Dungeon (drumming); J. MacInnes (ensemble)

 

Grade 3
1st Stamperland
2nd First Scottish Milngavie
3rd Johnstone

Judges: Gordon Lawrie, John Nevans (piping); Joe Noble (drumming); Malcolm MacKenzie (ensemble)

Juvenile
1st Dollar Academy
2nd Oban High School
3rd North Lanarkshire Schools

Judges Peter Hunt, John Wilson (piping); R. Dungeon (drumming); J. MacInnes (ensemble)

Grade 4
1st Williamwood
2nd Strathendrick
3rd Muirkirk & District

Judges Peter Hunt, John Wilson (piping); R. Dungeon (drumming); J. MacInnes (ensemble)

Novice
1st MacKenzie Caledonian
2nd Oban High School
3rd 1st Troon Boys Brigade

Judges: Gordon Lawrie, John Nevans (piping); Joe Noble (drumming); Malcolm MacKenzie (ensemble)

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Don’t be afraid to modify or undercut holes to improve chanter intonation. It may seem extreme, but there would scarcely be a Grade 1 band that hasn’t partaken in a spot of chanter renovation to beneficial effect.
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