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Calling of the Pipes Attracts Thousands

Photos by Robert Wilson @wilson_snaps

Dumbarton’s Levengrove Park played host to the annual Scottish Pipe Band Championships last weekend which attracted a 25,000 strong crowd to the area.

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The event saw 123 bands from across Scotland and beyond compete for prizes in various categories, while 40 drum majors also went head-to-head for honours and Highland dancers wowed the crowds.

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Ian Embelton, Chief Executive of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association, said: “I am thrilled at how successful this year’s event has been and I congratulate everyone who was involved in the organising and running of the Championships. The quality of the competition was as good as ever and the judges had a really tough job picking the winners. Here’s to doing it all again in 2018.”

The honour of Grade 1 Band title went to Inveraray and District and the Grade 1 Drumming title was taken by St Laurence O’Toole and the winner of the Adult Drum Major competition was 19-year-old Lauren Abraham from Ballybriest.

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Hundreds of children enjoyed the free activities provided in the WD Leisure Sports Zone, where they had the chance to test their football skills, take on athletics challenges and try out the Clubgolf area. A number of prizes of free swims and gym passes were up for grabs throughout the day for children taking part in these activities.

Full results can be found at the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association website at www.rspba.org

 

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