Gourock, Scotland – May 13, 2018 – Reigning World Champions Inveraray & District started the 2018 Scottish Grade 1 season with a win at the Gourock Highland Games, the first contested event of the year for the top grade. ScottishPower had a strong showing with two firsts and lost by a single point, since a tie would have been broken by their better ensemble score. The contest marked the return to Grade 1 by Glasgow Skye Association, upgraded after the 2017 season. Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia and Police Scotland Fife had entered, but did not play. Weather was sunny and breezy with a high of 14.
1st Inveraray & District (2,1,1,3)
2nd ScottishPower (1,2,4,1)
3rd Glasgow Police (3,4,2,2)
4th Johnstone (5,3,3,5)
5th Glasgow Skye Association (4,5,5,4)
Judges: Peter Snaddon, Ross Walker (piping); S. Coils (drumming); Jim Baxter (ensemble)