June 30, 2000

Shotts Takes British

Ashbourne, England – June 24, 2000 – The 2000 British Pipe Band Championship was won by Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia here today in a tightly contested event, which also saw a solid showing from Strathclyde Police and Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia.

Field Marshal Montgomery of Belfast, Northern Ireland, which won the European Championship in May, and was favoured by many to take this event, had to settle for fourth.

In Grade 2, Bucksburn & District of Aberdeen won the top prize, while Lothian & Borders Police of Edinburgh came up second, improving on their third prize at the European.

Grade 1
1st Shotts & Dykehead, 2nd Strathclyde Police, 3rd Boghall & Bathgate, 4th Field Marshal Montgomery, 5th Royal Ulster Constabulary, 6th ScottishPower. Drumming: RUC.

Grade 2
1st Bucksburn & District, 2nd Lothian & Borders Police, 3rd Grampian Police, 4th Dumfries & Galloway Constabulary, 5th City of Glasgow, 6th Tayside Police. Drumming: Lothian & Borders Police.

Grade 3a
1st Culter & District, 2nd Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 3rd Muhl Pipes and Drums (Belgium), 4th Milngavie, 5th McLean of Annan Pipe Band, 6th Oban. Drumming: Culter & District.

Grade 3b
1st Kirkaldy and District, 2nd Johnstone, 3rd Luton, 4th Inverness, 5th Pride of Murray, 6th Perth & District.
Drumming: Kirkaldy & District.

1st Lochgelly High School, 2nd Paisley, 3rd Vale of Atholl, 4th Bucksburn & District, 5th Dunoon Grammar School, 6th Burntisland. Drumming: Lochgelly High School.

Grade 4A
1st Newtongrange, 2nd Troon Blackrock, 3rd Houghton Le Spring, 4th Banbury, 5th West Midlands Fire Service, 6th Wolverhampton.
Drumming: Newtongrange.

Grade 4B
1st Lomond & Clyde, 2nd Kinglassie & District, 3rd Essex Caledonian, 4th Penicuik & District, 5th East Kilbride. Drumming: Lomond & Clyde

Novice Juvenile
1st George Watson’s College, 2nd Seafield & District, 3rd Dumbarton & District, 4th Craigmount High School, 5th Lochgelly High School, 6th Stirling & District Schools. Drumming: George Watson’s College


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