Scottish Championships 2018 - Dumbarton


Dumbarton 1 2018


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    


Dumbarton 2 2018

Pipers Robbie MacIssac and Ross Mackay all smiles before the rain came.

Dumbarton 3 2018

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...