March 31, 2011

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.

1st ScottishPower
2nd Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia
3rd Inveraray & District
4th Fife Constabulary
5th Shotts & Dykehead

The final five were determined by two qualifying heats:

Heat 1
Torphichen & Bathgate
Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia
Dysart & Dundonald
Inveraray & District

Heat 2
Fife Constabulary
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.)


  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.



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