August 31, 2011

Inveraray takes Bridge of Allan in final run-up to World’s

Bridge of Allan, Scotland – August 7, 2011 – The final band contest in Scotland before the World Pipe Band Championships was, as usual, held at Bridge of Allan. Heavy rain made things a challenge, but ultimately Inveraray & District (pictured at the 2011 European Championships) emerged the winner, with Oran Mor of New York coming up strong in second. Six Grade 1 bands competed, with several Grade 2 bands playing up. In each event only there was only one judge for piping and one for drumming.

Grade 1
1st Inveraray & District (Scotland) (1,1)
2nd Oran Mor (USA) (1,4)
3rd Robert Wiseman Dairies-Vale of Atholl (Scotland) (3,5)
4th Lothian & Borders Police (Scotland) (4,3)
5th Canterbury Caledonia (New Zealand) (5,2)

Judges: Malcolm MacKenzie (piping), David Brown (drumming)

Grade 2
1st Phoenix Honda-Glasgow Skye (Scotland)
2nd St. Thomas Alumni (USA)
3rd Denny & Dunipace (Scotland)
4th Buchan (Scotland)

Grade 3
1st Oban
2nd Northwest/White Spot United
3rd George Watson’s College




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