Carnoustie’s first ever Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association competition was a great success with the local band finishing highly.
The town’s first RSPBA Branch Pipe Band competition was held in the Carnoustie House Grounds during Gala Day on July 6 with Kinross and District Pipe Band taking the plaudits.
Neil MacLeod of the Carnoustie and District Pipe Band, which came third, was pleased with how things turned out. He said: “The massed bands leading the Gala parade through Carnoustie was fantastic, a credit to every piper, drummer, and drum major who took part.
“Well done and thank you to the local RSPBA, Carnoustie Gala Committee and all those who contributed to the event.
“A special thanks to members of City of Brechin Pipe Band who turned out despite having insufficient numbers to compete due to holiday commitments. They were a great addition to the massed bands and hugely appreciated.”
Results were: Grade 4: 1, Kinross and District; 2, 6th/8th Dundee Boy’s Brigade; 3, Carnoustie and District; 4, Arbroath Royal British Legion Scotland; 5, Alyth and District. MSR: 1 Kinross and District; 2, Arbroath Royal British Legion Scotland; 3, Carnoustie and District. Open contest: 1, Kinross and District; 2, Arbroath Royal British Legion Scotland; 3, Carnoustie and District. Dress and deportment prize: 6th/8th Dundee Boy’s Brigade.