May 17, 2015

Fife takes Dunbar in Grade 1 kickoff

Dunbar, Scotland – May 16, 2015 – The Scottish outdoor pipe band competition season got going last week in Kinross and Gourock, but it was Dunbar that had the first Grade 1 contest, albeit with only two bands entered. The day was the usual windy but sunny test for contestants for the once-thriving seasonal kickoff, and Grade 2 also saw only two entries, the rest comprising Grade 3 and Juvenile bands playing up. Smaller competitions in the UK continue to see weakened entries in the top grades, with bands choosing to focus on the five major championships.

Grade 1
1st Police Scotland Fife (1,1,1,1)
2nd Denny & Dunipace Gleneagles (2,2,2,2)
Judges: Tom Brown, Jim Campbell (piping); W. Black (drumming); Jim MacInnes (ensemble)

Grade 2 (11 competed)
1st City of Edinburgh (1,1,2,1)
2nd 101 Northumbrian Regiment R.A (2,2,1,3)
3rd George Watson’s College (Juvenile) (4,3,3,4)
4th Peoples Ford Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia (Juvenile) (3,8,7,2)
5th Preston Lodge High School (Juvenile) (6,6,5,6)
6th George Heriot’s School (Juvenile) (7,5,9,5)
Judges: Donald MacPhee, John Nevans (piping); Alex Dudgeon (drumming); Peter Snaddon (ensemble)




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