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.)
Should be a very interesting season in the U.K.. The Power and Boggies are on the rise…and how ’bout those ‘kids’ from Inveraray! Well done!
Are they going to offer recordings of the event online again like they did last year? I still have the CD from that in my car and love it!
They will be available on-line from 24th March.
Excellent competiton and well done al the L&C folk for organising it. The sound was amazing in the hall and some great tunes. Good luck to all the bands for 2011. BobBrodie – Lomond & Clyde were recording the event and the tunes will be available for download from their website around the 24th March I think.
Congratulations & well done to Chris and everyone at Scottish Power.
The best band won. The Power’s piping was immaculate! Another good competition with some very good bands. Well done to all at Lomond & Clyde.
Great contest – not much to choose between SP and Boghall and it could have gone either way. Well done to all at L&C.
Thank you- Dilbert.