Published: May 31, 2001

British Champions 2001: Shotts & Dykehead

Banbridge, Northern Ireland – May 19, 2001 – The British Pipe Band Championships held here today were won by Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia of Shotts, Scotland. Local favourites Field Marshal Montgomery finished second, and Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia ended up third.

Only eleven bands were entered for the Grade 1 contest, largely due to the lateness of securing a venue for the event. The competition was also the first for McNaughton’s Vale of Atholl after the departure over the winter of long-time Pipe Major Ian Duncan. The band’s new Pipe Major is Andrew Renwick.

Grade 1 (MSR)
1st Shotts & Dykehead
2nd Field Marshal Montgomery
3rd Boghall & Bathgate
4th ScottishPower
5th Strathclyde Police
6th MacNaughton’s Vale of Atholl
Drumming: Shotts

Also competing, but not in the prize list, were the Royal Ulster Constabulary, David Urquhart Travel, Glasgow Skye Association, Dysart & Dundonald, and St. Laurence O’Toole.

Grade 2 (Medley)
1st Ravara
2nd Ballycoan
3rd Upper Crossgare
4th City of Glasgow
5th Dumfries & Galloway Constabulary
6th Polkemmet
Drumming: Ravara

Grade 3A
1st Howard Memorial
2nd Mountjoy
3rd Banbridge
4th Tullylaggan
5th Bowhill
6th Milngavie
Drumming: MacLean Annan

Grade 3B
1st Syerla
2nd Ballydonnachy
3rd Bready
4th Inverkeithing
5th Macharafelt
6th Tullintrain
Drumming: Tullintrain

Juvenile
1st Lochgelly High School
2nd George Watson’s College
3rd Vale of Atholl
4th Dumbarton
5th Boghall & Bathgate
Drumming: George Watson’s

Grade 4A
1st Finboy
2ns Brother Matt Boys Memorial
3rd Annsborough
4th Ballybriest
5th Lomond & Clyde
6th Northern Caledonia
Drumming: Lomond & Clyde

Grade 4B
1st Auchentober
2nd Arbroath RBL
3th Gortaclare
4th Nairn
5th St Laurence O’Toole St Joseph’s
6th Killen
Drumming: Auchentober

Novice Juvenile
1st Monkstown Mossley
2nd Lochgelly High School
3rd Craigmount High School
4th Bready Jnr
5th Stirling district Schools
6th Seafield
Drumming: Monkstown Mossley

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