The end of the solo competitive season saw further individual successes for pipers in the band, most notably in Inverness during the Northern Meeting. David Wilton placed 2nd in the Silver Medal.
Derek Midgley won the B Grade March and placed 4th in the B Grade S/R. Gavin Ferguson placed 3rd in both the B Grade March and S/ R, while Keith Bowes placed 5th in the B Grade S/R. This shows the well-rounded playing of so many ScottishPower soloists, Congratulations to all!
Following the Northern Meeting was the Royal Highland Gathering at Braemar where Derek Midgley, fresh off his win at the B Grade March the day before, placed 2nd in the Open March and 5th in the Open S/R.
Finally, the last major outdoor competition of the season held at Blairgowrie saw Derek Midgley doing well in all events as he won the B grade Piobaireachd, and placed 2nd in both the Open March and Open S/R.
Now the band enjoys some time off before starting back with next year’s material. Soon the pipers will be getting ready for the London competition.