Inverary and District Pipe Band continued their incredible rise through the piping ranks yesterday at the Cowal Gathering. Led by Pipe Major Stuart Liddell, the pipe band managed to grab second place at the event – one of the ‘big five’ in the competitive pipe band world.
The band formed in 2005 and since then have become one of the most successful pipe bands in history, rising through the ranks and reaching grade one level by 2010. Yesterday’s performance at Cowal was just further proof of the band’s obvious talents.
The full Cowal Gathering grade one pipe band results were as follows:
1st - Field Marshal Montgomery
2nd - Inveraray and District
3rd - Boghall and Bathgate
4th - St Laurence O'Toole
5th - Strathclyde Police
6th - Scottish Power
7th - The House of Edgar Shotts and Dykehead
8th - Fife Constabulary
9th - Cullybackey
10th - Lothian and Borders Police
11th - Torphichen and Bathgate
12th - Dysart and Dundonald
13th - Robert Wiseman Dairies Vale of Atholl
The winning band was presented their award by Taggart Star Blythe Duff, the chieftain of this year's gathering.
Over 150 pipe bands competed in this year’s event, from novice juveniles through to grade one champions. The event also played host to the World Highland Dancing Competition plus various heavy athletic events.
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