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Novice crowned British Champions, Grade 1 a solid 2nd!

Saturday 25th May saw a fantastic result for the organisation in great weather conditions at the first championship of the season, the British Pipe Band Championships in Bathgate. Despite not having the opportunity to compete outdoors before this contest due to horrendous rain at the same venue only a week before, the Grade 1 band were confident that they were in great shape in the lead up to the contest. Unfortunately P/S Ross Harvey required an operation at the start of the championship week and was ultimately unable to play on the day - Ross is now on the mend and we look forward to having him back playing for the rest of the season.


Posted by Andrew Ray on 05/29 at 11:32 AM in HomepagePermalink

Novice Juvenile win at West Lothian Highland Games, G1 Cancelled!

On Saturday 18th May, the Boghall and Bathgate Novice Juvenile and Grade 1 bands attended the West Lothian Highland Games. Both bands were greatly looking forward to this contest, with the Novice band looking to build on an excellent start to their season at Dunbar and the Grade 1 band excited to get their 2013 outdoor season underway. The forecast had looked pretty poor for most of the week and despite a relatively sunny day on Friday before the contest, the conditions on Saturday turned out to be some of the worst seen at any contest for years!


Posted by Andrew Ray on 05/19 at 06:42 PM in HomepagePermalink

Strong start for Novice band at Dunbar.

On Saturday 11th May the Boghall and Bathgate Novice Juvenile band travelled east to Dunbar for their first outdoor contest of the season. This was the first opportunity for our youngsters to compete
as a full band under the leadership of P/M Ali Scougall who took over from Alvis Kerr during the winter.

Despite testing conditions including strong winds, intermittent rain and a temperature around 5 degrees, the band demonstrated just how much they have improved. They had an excellent run in the Novice grade and were delighted to end up 2nd behind local rivals, George Watson’s College. It was also particularly encouraging to take a 1st and 2nd for piping, especially given the impressive standard of novice bands in attendance.


Posted by Andrew Ray on 05/12 at 06:03 PM in HomepagePermalink