ScottishPower wins Lomond & Clyde Invitational and 2,500 pounds
Glasgow – March 19, 2011 – After qualifying for the final, ScottishPower won both the MSR and the Medley events at the second annual Lomond & Clyde Pipe Band Invitational competition. The band took home the £2,500 first-prize, believed to be the biggest cash award in the pipe band world. The event is organized by the Grade 2 Lomond & Clyde Pipe Band, which started the competition in 2010 to celebrate its tenth anniversary, and then decided to continue the contest.
2nd Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia
3rd Inveraray & District
4th Fife Constabulary
5th Shotts & Dykehead
The final five were determined by two qualifying heats:
Torphichen & Bathgate
Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia
Dysart & Dundonald
Inveraray & District
Vale of Atholl
House of Edgar-Shotts & Dykehead
The Strathclyde Police withdrew from the competition several weeks ago.
The event marked the return to competition by the three years dormant Dysart & Dundonald. The contest was held using RSPBA rules and adjudicators.
(Home page photo: ScottishPower Pipe-Major Chris Armstrong accepts the first-prize award from Lomond & Clyde Pipe Band organizers.)