Strathclyde Police storm Bathgate
Bathgate, Scotland – May 31, 2008 — The Strathclyde Police Pipe Band won the Grade 1 contest at the annual Bathgate Highland Games in West Lothian, Scotland, under warm sunshine. Three Grade 1 bands competed. Torphichen & Bathgate won the Grade 2 contest.
The event dropped its solo piping competitions. Bathgate games had been one of very few Scottish events that offered both solo and band contests.
1st Strathclyde Police
2nd Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia
3rd Lothian & Borders Police
Drumming: Boghall & Bathgate
Best Bass: Strathclyde Police
Judges: R. Shaw (piping), Gordon Craig (drumming)
1st Torphichen & Bathgate
2nd Denny & Dunnipace
3rd Lomond & Clyde
Judges: Malcolm MacKenzie (piping), Paul Turner (drumming)