June 30, 2003

British Pipe Band Champions: Strathclyde Police

Pitlochry, Scotland – June 21, 2003 – The Strathclyde Police Pipe Band won the British Pipe Band Championship here today against a field of 14 other Grade 1 bands, marking the famous band’s firts major championship victory for many years.

Weather was cloudy or drizzly most of the day.

Grade 2 was won by Bleary of Northern Ireland, with 18 bands competing in the grade.

Grade 1 (Medley) 15 entered
1st Strathclyde Police
2nd House of Edgar – Shotts & Dykehead
3rd Field Marshal Montgomery
4th Boghall & Bathgate
5th St. Laurence O’Toole (Eire)
6th Vale of Athholl
Drumming: Shotts

Grade 2 (MSR) 18 bands entered
1st Bleary
2nd Clan Gregor
3rd Buchan
4th Chivas Regal
5th 52nd Lowland Regiment
6th Polkemmet
Drumming: Clan Gregor
Judges: Iain Mathieson, Iain MacLellan (piping); Jim Baxter (drumming); Denver Cardwell (ensemble)

Grade 3A (medley)
1st Lochgelly High School
2nd Lanarkshire
3rd West Midlands Police
4th Woodgrange
5th Johnstone
6th Bowhill
Drumming: Lochgelly High School

Grade 3B (medley)
1st Quinn Memorial
2nd Troon Blackrock
3rd Dunoon Argyll
4th Oban
5th Bready
6th Beauly Firth and the Glens
Drumming: Quinn Memorial

Juvenile (MSR)
1st Dunoon Grammar School
2nd George Watson’s College
3rd Stewarts Melville College
4th Craigmount High School
Drumming: George Watson’s

Grade 4A
1st Bo’ness RBL
2nd Williamwood
3rd Mountfield
4th Nairn
5th Wallacestone & District
6th Annsborough
Drumming: Linlithgow & District

Grade 4B
1st Kilsyth Thistle
2nd Kirkcudbright & District
3rd Oldmeldrum RBL
4th Duns RBL
5th Newmains & District
6th Methil & District
Drumming: Kirkcudbright & District

Novice Juvenile
1st Kintyre Schools
2nd Bucksburn
3rd 1st Troon BB
4th George Watson’s College
5th Strathallan School
6th Boghall & Bathgate
Drumming: George Watson’s


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