4th in the World

17/08/2018

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The band are delighted to have retained 4th position in the World Pipe Band Championships on Saturday 18th August in what has said to have been of an exceptionally high standard of competition. 

Over 30,000 spectators came to cheer on their favourite bands, some 214 in all, from across the world that braved the cold and damp of Glasgow Green.

ScottishPower continued with their consistency this season by producing some excellent performances over the two days which saw the band come second overall in the Medley Final (having won the qualifying Medley heat the day before) and tie overall on points with St Laurence O'Toole Pipe Band from Dublin who took 3rd place on a March, Strathspey & Reel preference.

 

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The March, Strathspey & Reel played in the final was:

Kantara El Arish

The Islay Ball

John Morrison of Assynt House

 

The Medley played in the final was the 'Mary Macleod' set:

March - The Rattagan Ridge

Jigs - Slainte Do Mhabu & The Boys of the Town

Slow Air - Lament for Mary Macleod

Strathspeys - Duncan Lamont & The Guards Recital Series

Reels - Hanter Dro & Golden Brown

 

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All performances were 'live streamed' over the internet by the BBC and can still be viewed by clicking below.

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The Grade 1 prize list was as follows:

1st - Field Marshall Montgomery - Northern Ireland

2nd - Inveraray & District - Scotland

3rd - St Laurence O'Toole - Eire

4th - ScottishPower - Scotland

5th - Simon Fraser University - Canada

6th - Police Scotland Fife - Scotland

Best Drum Corp - St Laurence O'Toole             

Full breakdowns of all results can be seen on the RSPBA website - Results      

Congratulations to Field Marshall Montgomery on their overall win on the day and to Pipe Major Richard Parkes MBE for achieving his 12th title as Pipe Major equaling the record already set a number of years ago by Pipe Major Ian McLellan of the Strathclyde Police. Well done!

 

Thank you to Chris James for taking some pics on the day...  

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Band Chairman Scott Mathieson with the Pipe Major

 

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Drummers Blair Faulds, Chloe Taylor and Wes Cole

 

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Piper Callum Moffat

 

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Drum Corp focus before final tuning

 

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Piper Robbie MacIsaac

               

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Pipe Major Chris Armstrong and Leading Drummer Jake Jorgensen

 

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Piper Euan Clarke

 

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Tenor Drummer Lexy Letham

 

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Piper Chris Gibb at the Pipe Majors side.

 

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Pipe Major Chris Armstrong and Pipe Sergeant Donald Mackay

 

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The heart of the band - Bass Drummer David MacDonald

 

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Drum Major Billy Jordan