Suc­cess in Moray for Ar­gyll bands

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A sec­ond con­sec­u­tive Euro­pean ti­tle for In­ver­aray and Dis­trict grabbed the head­lines amid an­other week­end of suc­cess for Ar­gyll pipe bands.

Hav­ing al­ready won the Grade 4B Bri­tish Pipe Band Cham­pi­onships this sea­son and come sec­ond in Belfast at the re­cent UK cham­pi­onships, Mid Ar­gyll Pipe Band scooped sec­ond place again at For­res, just two points be­hind Lower Clyde Pipes and Drums.

A solid pip­ing per­for­mance helped Kil­choman Dis­tillery Isle of Is­lay achieve fifth place in Grade 2.

Oban High School came sec­ond in the Novice A grade.

But In­ver­aray and Dis­trict, reign­ing world cham­pi­ons, took the hon­ours in Grade 1, pip­ping North­ern Ire­land’s Field Mar­shal Mont­gomery by a sin­gle point.

Mid Ar­gyll and In­ver­aray pipe bands sit top of their re­spec­tive sea­son-long cham­pion of cham­pi­ons league ta­bles, with just two ma­jor con­tests left.

Mid Ar­gyll Pipe Band com­mit­tee mem­ber Ma­rina McCuaig thanked band sup­port­ers and par­ents for mak­ing their own ar­range­ments to get to the com­pe­ti­tion, as there was no or­gan­ised bus for this trip.

Ma­rina added: ‘We are run­ning a sup­port­ers’ bus to Dunoon for the Cowal Games this year, as we are do­ing well this sea­son. If any­one would like to come along and sup­port their lo­cal band on the day, get in touch via the Mid Ar­gyll Pipe Band Face­book page.’

Mid Ar­gyll Pipe Band in the Grade 4B com­pe­ti­tion arena.

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