Published: August 31, 2000

Boghall & Bathgate Wins Cowal Championship

Dunoon, Scotland – August 25, 2000 – The Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia Pipe Band enjoyed a surprise upset victory at the Cowal Championships in the band’s first win of a major since the 1990s. ScottishPower of Glasgow, Scotland, came a close second, while 2000 World Champions Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia had to settle for fourth prize in the March, Strathspey & Reel contest.

Grade 2 went to the Lothian & Borders Police, which won its first major of the year and sewed up the Champion of Champions title. The band dominated with first placings from all four judges.

Grade 1
1st Boghall & Bathgate (6 points)
2nd ScottishPower (10)
3rd Field Marshal Montgomery (12)
4th Shotts & Dykehead (16)
5th McNaughton’s Vale of Atholl (21)
6th Royal Ulster Constabulary (22)
Drumming: RUC

Grade 2
1st Lothian & Borders Police (4)
2nd Grampian Police (17)
3rd Bucksburn & District (18)
4th Bleary & District (24)
5th Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (28)
6th Tayside Police (33)
Drumming: Lothian & Borders Police

Grade 3A
1st Culter & District (6)
2nd 1st Btn Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders (11)
3rd Banbridge (18)
4th Dornoch (19)
5th Leapoughs (22)
6th MacLean (25)
Drumming: Leapoughs

Grade 3B
1st Johstone (10)
2nd Howard Memorial (11)
3rd Perth & District (13)
4th Kirkaldy (16)
5th Inverness (17)
6th Kinross & District (19)
Drumming: Kinross

Juvenile
1st Lochgelly High School (9)
2nd Paisley (11) ensemble pref.
3rd Bucksburn & District (11)
4th McNaughton’s vale of Atholl (16)
5th Burntisland (20)
6th Boghall & Bathgate (21)
Drumming: Boghall

Grade 4A
1st Syerla (6)
2nd Castlerock (12)
3rd Annsborough (18)
4th Wolverhampton (22)
5th Bellaghy (23)
6th Bo’ness RBL (7)
Drumming: Syerla

Grade 4B
1st Penicuik & District (5)
2nd Lomond & Clyde (11)
3rd Kinglassie & District (14)
4th Kilsyth Thistle (24) ensemble pref.
5th St. Lawrence Howth (24)
6th Muirkirk & District (28)
Drumming: Penicuik

Novice Juvenile
1st Dumbarton & District (7)
2nd Lochgelly High School (13)
3rd George Watson’s College (17)
4th Boghall & Bathgate (24)
5th Oldmeldrum RBL (27)
6th Glasgow Schools (29)
Drumming: Geoirge Watson’s

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