Published: June 30, 2004

Shotts wins British Championship

Turriff, Scotland – June 12, 2004 – House of Edgar-Shotts & Dykehead won the British Pipe Band Championship here today against an entry of 16 other Grade 1 bands. Shotts’s win points the way to another neck-and-neck race in 2004 between them and Field Marshal Montgomery, which finished second after winning the Scottish Championship in May.

Grade 1 (MSR)
1st House of Edgar-Shotts & Dykehead
2nd Field Marshal Montgomery (Ulster)
3rd St. Laurence O’Toole (Eire)
4th Strathclyde Police
5th Boghall & Bathgate
6th ScottishPower
Drumming: Shotts
Judges: Jim Campbell, Allan Ronaldson (piping); Ciaran Mardaunt (drumming); Jim Baxter (ensemble)

Grade 2 (medley; 11 bands competed)
1st Drambuie-Kirkliston
2nd 52nd Lowland Regiment
3rd Lochgelly High School
4th Lanarkshire
5th Dumbarton & District
6th Torphichen & Bathgate
Drumming: Drambuie-Kirkliston
Judges: Andrew Wright, George Shepherd (piping); William Goodall (drumming); John Kennedy (ensemble)

Only five Grade 3A bands made the trip to Turriff.

Grade 3A
1st Lomond & Clyde
2nd Oban
3rd Strathclyde Fire Brigade
4th Inverkeithing
5th Deeside Caledonia
Drumming: Oban
Judges: Trevor Dear, Iain MacLellan (piping); Alistair Aitken (drumming); Joe Noble (ensemble)

Grade 3B
1st Altnaveigh Memorial
2nd Arbroath RBL
3rd Pride of Murray (England)
4th Bo’ness RBL
5th Inverness
6th Ayr Pipe Band Society
Drumming: Bo’ness
Judges: Trevor Dear, Iain MacLellan (piping); Alistair Aitken (drumming); Joe Noble (ensemble)

Juvenile (six bands competed)
1st George Watson’s College
2nd Kintyre Schools
3rd Dunoon Grammar Schools
4th Bucksburn & District
5th Stewarts Melville
6th Boghall & Bathgate
Drumming: George Watson’s College
Judges: Andrew Wright, George Shepherd (piping); William Goodall (drumming); John Kennedy (ensemble)

Grade 4A (22 competed)
1st Linlithgow
2nd Stow
3rd Cumonock & District
4th Duns
5th Kilsyth Thistle
6th Buchan
Drumming: Linlithgow
Judges: Dixie Ingram, David Clark (piping); Alistair Dowling (drumming); John MacInnes (drumming)

Grade 4B (13 competed)
1st Kirkwall City
2nd Kirkudbright
3rd Badenoch & Strathspey
4th Lanark & District
5th Ellon & District RBL
6th Uddingston Strathclyde
Drumming: Lanark
Judges: Dixie Ingram, David Clark (piping); Alistair Dowlinbg (drumming); John MacInnes (drumming)

Novice Juvenile
1st George Watson’s College
2nd Inverclyde Juveniles
3rd Kintyre Schools
4th Craigmount High School
5th Lochgelly High School
6th Vale of Atholl
Drumming: George Watson’s
Judges: Jim Campbell, Allan Ronaldson (piping); Ciaran Mardaunt (drumming); Jim Baxter (ensemble)

p|d

What do you think? We always want to hear from our readers, so please use our comment system to provide your thoughts!

Do you have competition results? Be sure to send them to pipes|drums. We can’t report what we don’t know about! Please remember to support the businesses that advertise and make the not-for-profit p|d possible.

Registration

Forgotten Password?