August 31, 2000

Los Angeles Scots Not Disqualified

Contrary to rumours circulating from Glasgow Green and on the Internet, the Los Angeles Scots Pipe Band was not in fact disqualified from the qualifying round at the World Pipe Band Championships.

According to one of the RSPBA’s compilers on the day, the band was marked by the judges, received crit sheets, and was included in the contest summary. Ultimately, LA Scots finished 9th out of the 14 bands that competed in the qualifier.

It had been rumoured that the LA Scots had been disqualified for tuning at the starting line after a piper’s tenor drone top had come loose. While a piper apparently did tune at the line, the band was not put out of the contest for the action.


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