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.
1st Field Marshal Montgomery
2nd Shotts & Dykehead
4th Boghall & Bathgate
5th Strathclyde Police
6th Dysart & Dundonald
Drumming: Boghall & Bathgate
Champion of Champions: Shotts & Dykehead
Champion of Champions Drumming: Field Marshal Montgomery
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
1st Culter & District
2nd 1st Btn The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
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
1st Howard Memorial
4th Perth & District
5th Kirkaldy & District
6th 42nd Highlanders
Champion of Champions: Howard Memorial
Champion of Champions Drumming: Kirkaldy & District
1st Lochgelly High School
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
3rd Troon Blackrock
5th Bo’ness RBL
Champion of Champions: Syerla
Champion of Champions Drumming: Newtongrange
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
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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