An Arbroath pipe band brought their competitive season to an end in terrific style at the recent Cowal Gathering.
Arbroath Royal British Legion Pipe Band came third in the 4a category in Dunoon last Saturday, and their fine performance netted them the Glenmorag Hotel trophy.
All the top bands from across the country took part in the 15-strong category in the final major mhampionships of the year.
In total, there were 117 pipe bands participating in the Gathering from across the UK and beyond.
This was also the last time the Cowal Pipe Band Championships would be part of the Cowal Gathering, a tradition which dates back to 1906, with future major championships slated for Belfast.
A delighted Pipe Major Stephen Russell said: “I’m very proud of the band and of our result at the championships. The prize is the product of all the hard work and practice the members have been putting in throughout year.
“It’s a great boost for what has at times been a frustrating season, but we’re ready to hit the winter practices and repeat our success next year.”
The Arbroath band finished the day with the traditional fancy dress parade through Dunoon, dressed in ‘Where’s Wally’ outfits, much to the delight of spectators.
The band is looking to recruit new drummers and pipers. Practice sessions are every Tuesday and Thursday, 7 to 9 p.m., at the Green Street Hall in Arbroath. Anyone interested can contact Stephen at email@example.com or secretary Morag McKenzie at firstname.lastname@example.org.