Trophy haul for Inverness City pipes and drums debut
On their inaugural outing (Sunday 15 May 2016) the newly formed City of Inverness Pipe Band had a highly successful day at The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association, North of Scotland Branch Competition held in King George V Park, Banchory.
The band came first performing in both Grade 4 category competitions for the March, and March, Strathspey and Reel sets and were awarded:
- The Evan MacKenzie Shield for the North of Scotland Branch grade 4 Champion Drum Corps;
- The North of Scotland RSPBA Branch Dowling Drumming Trophy Cup;
- The John Tulloch Trophy, North of Scotland Pipe Band Champions Cup; and
- The North of Scotland RSPBA Grade 4 Piping Cup.
Provost of Inverness, Councillor Helen Carmichael welcomed the band’s news, she said: “Congratulations to the City of Inverness Pipe Band on their fantastic competitive performance at Banchory last weekend. To not only play well, but also win every trophy in their category has been a marvellous achievement for their first competition.”
Pipe Major, Scott Taylor said: “This is a great achievement for the band on its first competitive outing. Our success is entirely down to all the hard work, effort and practise that everyone has put in to make individual players gel as a band. For many years, Inverness has been without a civilian adult pipe band and we are delighted that we have put the name of Inverness firmly back on the competition circuit of pipe bands championships.”
The City of Inverness Pipe Band is supported by the Inverness Ward Discretionary Budgets