Saturday 28th July and the band headed to Levengrove Park, Dumbarton to compete for the 2018 RSPBA Scottish Pipe Band Championship. Torrential downpours half way through the Grade 1 contest made for difficult conditions for tuning and preparation however the band overcome these to secure a top 4 spot.
It was back to the March, Strathspey & Reel discipline for Grade 1 to battle it out for the top honours.
The band played their No 2 set:
March - Kantara to El Arish
Strathspey - The Islay Ball
Reel - John Morrison of Assynt House
Congratulations to St Laurence O'Toole for winning their second major win of 2018 and for also lifting the Best Drum Corp prize.
The full Grade 1 prize list was as follows:
St Laurence O'Toole - Eire
Inveraray and District - Scotland
Field Marshal Montgomery - Northern Ireland
ScottishPower - Scotland
Police Scotland Fife - Scotland
Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia - Scotland
Pipers Robbie MacIssac and Ross Mackay all smiles before the rain came.
There was some sunshine to be had. The Bass sections enjoying some rays.
To be updated with links to recordings of the band's performance when available...