Dysart and Dundonald Pipe Band were one of the thirteen pipe bands to compete at yesterday’s Cowal Highland Gathering. The historic band – currently led by Pipe Major Greig Canning – has competed at grade one level since 1973.
The Cowal Highland Gathering marks the end of the competitive season for pipe bands, and is considered one of the ‘big five’ competitions. The band finished 12th overall.
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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