May 31, 2002

Shotts Takes First RSPBA Major

Dumbarton, Scotland – May 18, 2002 – Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia took out a soaking wet Scottish Pipe Band Championship here today in an event that saw perennial contenders Field Marshal Montgomery finish second, losing after a tie on the ensemble mark that went to Shotts, and the Strathclyde Police, under new Pipe-Major James Wark, take fourth. Shotts also won the drumming.

In Grade 2, Ballycoan of Northern Ireland took the top prize, with the Dumfries & Galloway Constabulary finishing second, while winning the drumming. A tie for first was broken by the ensemble mark.

Grade 1 (Medley)
1st Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia
2nd Field Marshal Montgomery
3rd ScottishPower
4th Strathclyde Police
5th Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia
6th Dysart & Dundonald
Drumming: Shotts
Judges: Harry McNulty, Bob Shepherd, (piping); W. Goodall (drumming); Jimmy Baxter (ens.)

Grade 2 (MSR)
1st Ballycoan
2nd Dumfries & Galloway Constabulary
3rd Clan Gregor Society
4th Polkemmet
5th 1st Battalion The Highlanders
6th A.S.C.O. Buchan
Drumming: Dumfries & Galloway Constabulary
Judges: Ian Roddick, John Wilson (piping); Joe Noble (drumming); Iain Mathieson (ens.)

Grade 3A
1st Lord Edward’s Own Narraghmore (Eire)
2nd Royal Burgh of Stirling
3rd Johnstone
4th MacNaughton’s Vale of Atholl
5th MacLean
6th Annan Ex Service Club
Drumming: Syerla

Grade 3B
1st Inverkeithing
2nd Pontefract
3rd West Midlands Police
4th Dunoon Argyll
5th Greater Manchester
6th Dingwall RBL
Drumming: Inverkeithing

1st George Watson’s College
2nd Lochgelly High School
3rd Dumbarton
4th Paisley
5th Dunoon Grammar School
6th Burntisland
Drumming: George Watson’s

Grade 4A
1st Quinn Memorial
2nd Arbroath RBL
3rd Nairn
4th Alnaveigh Memorial
5th Dartford and District
6th City of Brechin
Drumming: Quinn Memorial

Grade 4B
1st Tweedvale
2nd Williamwood
3rd 1st Engineer Regiment
4th Kilsyth Thistle
5th Newmains and District
6th Duns RBL
Drumming: Kilsyth Thistle

Novice Juvenile
1st Lochgelly High School
2nd Bucksburn
3rd 47th Culter BB
4th Strathallan
5th Kintyre Schools
6th SYHA Vale of Atholl
Drumming: George Watson’s College


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