City of Inverness Pipe Band builds on success at Scottish Championships

City of Inverness Pipe Band preparing for the Scottish Championships at Levengrove Park, Dumbarton

Issued by City of Inverness Pipe Band

T‎he City of Inverness Pipe band gave another prize-winning performance last weekend (Sat 30 July) as they took 3rd place in Grade 3A at the Scottish Pipe Band Championships in Dumbarton and was awarded the Ailsa Craig Trophy.

Pipe Major Scott Taylor said:

“I am very pleased that this is another very successful achievement for the band coming 3rd out of 17 bands at Grade 3A at a championship competition. The band was only formed in October last year and our successes have been consistently remarkable for a new band.

“Initially the band was graded by the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association at Grade 4A and we won our first two competitions at Banchory and then at Paisley becoming British Champions. Following this initial success the band was upgraded not one, but two categories by the RSPBA to Grade 3A and we came second at the European Championships in Forres.”

Congratulating the band, Provost of Inverness, Helen Carmichael said:

“Well done to all the band members who have put Inverness firmly on the map of the pipe band competition circuit. Their repeat trophy winning performances ‎are a fantastic achievement."


City of Inverness Pipe Band celebrate winning the Ailsa Craig Trophy at the Scottish Championships

Other Highland community bands placed at the Scottish Championships were as follows:

Grade 4A – Final

  •  Ullapool and District 1st
  • Northern Constabulary Community 14th

Grade 4B - Qualifier 2

  • Badenoch and Strathspey 7th
  •  Wester Ross 9th

For details of full results go to the RSPBA website.

1 Aug 2016
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