May 31, 2007

2007 Scottish Champions: Strathclyde Police

Strathclyde Police Leading-Drummer Eric Ward and Pipe-Major Donald Mackay with Scottish Championship hardware, Dumbarton, May 19, 2007.Dumbarton, Scotland – May 19, 2007 – The Strathclyde Police won the Scottish Pipe Band Championship here today against a field of 12 other Grade 1 bands. Conditions were testing in weather that was cold, windy and rainy.

Strathclyde Police won the drumming and was also first in ensemble. Field Marshal Montgomery enjoyed a clear win in piping with two first, but a seventh in drumming and fourth in ensemble pushed the band back.

Grade 1 (MSR)
1st Strathclyde Police (Scotland)
2nd House of Edgar-Shotts & Dykehead (Scotland)
3rd Field Marshal Montgomery (Northern Ireland)
4th St. Laurence O’Toole (Ireland)
5th Vale of Atholl (Scotland) (ensemble preference)
6th Boghall & Bathgate (Scotland)
Drumming: Strathclyde; Bass Section: Vale of Atholl
Judges: Jim Campbell, Ian Wood (piping); David Clarke (ensemble); Sandy Steele (drumming).

In Grade 2, Seven Towers’ overall higher ranks pulled out the victory. Torphichen & Bathgate had two first-placings, but could not overcome a seventh in piping.

Grade 2 (medley)
1st Seven Towers (Northern Ireland)
2nd Torhphichen & Bathgate (Scotland)
3rd Cullybackey (Northern Ireland)
4th Lomond & Clyde (Scotland)
5th Ravara (Northern Ireland)
6th Dumfries & Galloway Constabulary (Scotland)
Drumming: Torphichen

Grade 3A
1st Johnstone
2nd Pitlochry & Blair Atholl
3rd Williamwood
4th Royal Burgh of Anbnan
5h New Ross & District
6th University of Strathclyde
Drumming: University of Strathclyde

Grade 3B
1st Drumlough
2nd Raffrey
3rd Methil & District
4th Lanark & District
5th Brechin City
6th Manchester County Fire
Drumming: Raffrey

1st Kintyre Schools
2nd George Watson’s College
3rd Boghall & Bathgate
4th Dunoon Grammar School
Drumming: Boghall

Grade 4A
1st Duns
2nd Cullenfad
3rd Matt Boyd Memorial
4th Kirkudbright & District
5th Troon Blackrock
6th Letterkenny & District
Drumming: Kirkudbright

Grade 4B
1st Northern Constabulary
2nd East Kilbride
3rd Badenoch & Strathspey
4th University of Bedfordshire
5th Denny & Dunipace
6th Fraserburgh
Drumming: Northern Constabulary

Novice Juvenile
1st Inveraray & District
2nd Vale of Atholl
3rd North Lanarkshire Schools
4th George Watson’s
5th Johnstone
6th Kintyre Schools
Drumming: George Watson’s

pipes|drums posted the Grade 1 results as they were announced on the field at the march past.


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  1. Thought the best band overall won, but FM blew the piping out the park. If they get the drumming on track they will be back on top no worries. Roll on The Europeans!



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