Also hosting a major championship for the final time this year was Forres. For what will be 6 years bands from all over the world travelled to the north of Scotland to compete in the lovely Grant Park in the Morayshire town and on Saturday 30th June over 100 bands made that trip.
For Grade 1 it was back to the Medley selections to battle it out for the Championship and in glourious conditions the band played their No. 2 set to secure a top 3 spot which started with the 3/4 March - My Dream Valley on the Road to Glendaruel.
It was a very challenging day for the Pipe Major to steady a solid sound in the heat with the rising pitch but the pipe corp pulled it off and tied in equal points with Inveraray and Field Marshall in Piping.
Congratulations to Inverarary & Distirct who came out tops to win on the day and to Field Marshall Mongomery for taking the Best Drum Corp prize.
The Grade 1 prize list was as follows:
Inveraray and District - Scotland
Field Marshal Montgomery - Northern Ireland
Scottish Power - Scotland
St Laurence O'Toole - Eire
Police Scotland Fife - Scotland
Peoples Ford - Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia - Scotland