September 30, 2000

Field Marshal Wins Scottish at Arbroath

Arbroath, Scotland – September 1, 2000 – The Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band of Belfast, Northern Ireland, won the Scottish Pipe Band Championships here on a cold but generally clear and sunny day on the east coast of Scotland.

2000 World Champions Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia had to settle for second, but celebrated the victory of the RSPBA Champion of Champions aggregate award in a tie with Field Marshal broken by Shotts’s better showing at the World Championships in August.

Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia, coming off the band’s victory at the Cowal Championships a week previous, fell to fourth place in the medley contest.

In Grade 1 perhaps the biggest talk of the day was over the fact that the Dysart & Dundonald Pipe Band, which has not featured in a major prize list for almost a decade, finished sixth. By many accounts, Dysart could well have placed even higher. The band is led by Pipe Major Brian Lamond, who took over the post this past winter.

Grade 2 was won by Lothian & Borders Police, which, for the second straight week, took straight first placings from the four judges. The band played under questionable weather.

In the solo piping, Anne Spalding of Broughty Ferry took overall aggregate honours with three excellent performances.

Grade 1
1st Field Marshal Montgomery
2nd Shotts & Dykehead
3rd ScottishPower
4th Boghall & Bathgate
5th Strathclyde Police
6th Dysart & Dundonald
Drumming: Boghall & Bathgate

Champion of Champions: Shotts & Dykehead
Champion of Champions Drumming: Field Marshal Montgomery

Grade 2
1st Lothian & Borders Police
2nd Bucksburn & District
3rd Grampian Police
4th Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia
5th Dumfries & Galloway Constabulary
6th Dumbarton & District
Drumming: Lothian and Borders Police

Champion of Champions: Lothian & Borders Police
Champion of Champions Drumming: Lothian & Borders Police

Grade 3A
1st Culter & District
2nd 1st Btn The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
3rd Milngavie
4th Coalburn I.O.R.
5th Dingwall RBLS
6th McLean Annan
Drumming: Culter & District

Champion of Champions: Culter & District
Champion of Champions Drumming: McLean Annan

Grade 3B
1st Howard Memorial
2nd Johnstone
3rd Inverness
4th Perth & District
5th Kirkaldy & District
6th 42nd Highlanders
Drumming: Johnstone

Champion of Champions: Howard Memorial
Champion of Champions Drumming: Kirkaldy & District

1st Lochgelly High School
2nd Paisley
3rd Bucksburn & District
4th MacNaughton’s Vale of Atholl
5th Inverness Schools
6th Burntisland & District
Drumming: Burntisland & District

Champion of Champions: Lochgelly High School
Champion of Champions Drumming: Lochgelly High School

Grade 4A
1st Newtongrange
2nd Cullenfad
3rd Troon Blackrock
4th Milngavie
5th Bo’ness RBL
6th Linlithgow
Drumming: Newtongrange

Champion of Champions: Syerla
Champion of Champions Drumming: Newtongrange

Grade 4B
1st Lomond & Clyde
2nd Penicuik & District
3rd Kirkcudbright & District
4th Kilsyth Thistle
5th Kinglassie & District
6th Muirkirk & District
Drumming: Kylsyth Thistle

Champion of Champions: Lomond & Clyde
Champion of Champions Drumming: Penicuik

Novice Juvenile
1st George Watson’s College
2th Lochgelly High School
3th Seafield & District
4th Dumbarton & District
5th 47th Culter Boys Brigade
6th SYHA Vale of Atholl
Drumming: George Watson’s College

Champion of Champions: George Watsons College


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