The draw was made at the SAS Raddisson Hotel in Glasgow, also a sponsor of and the venue for the competition. The actual draw was made by Aimee Lindsay, the hotel’s meeting and events manager, with Lomond & Clyde Treasurer and RSPBA National Council member, David Murdoch, announcing the playing position of the drawn band.
Fully sanctioned by the RSPBA, the event is designed to marks the tenth anniversary of the Lomond & Clyde Pipe Band.
The contest is split into two heats with each band playing a Medley and an MSR. The top two bands from each heat competing in an evening final. The draw is:
Heat 1 – 1 pm starting time
2nd House of Edgar-Shotts & Dykehead
3rd Tayside Police
4th Fife Constabulary
Heat 2 – 3 pm starting time
1st Inveraray & District
2nd Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia
3rd Robert Wiseman’s Dairy-Vale of Atholl
First prize is £2500, second, third and fourth are £1500, £500 and £100. By contrast, the winner of the World Championship received a prize of £1000.
The event will be the first Grade 1 competition for the Inveraray & District Pipe Band, promoted to the top grade after an undefeated 2009 season in Grade 2.
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