Scottish Power Pipe Band placed sixth overall at the 2011 Cowal Gathering, down three places from their top-three victory at the World Champioships.
The band is one of Scotland's most prestigious pipe bands. Headed up by Pipe Major Chris Armstrong, the group have been a prominent force within the top grade of competitive piping for many years.
The group recently hosted the now-famous ‘pre-worlds’ concert this year in the run-up to this year’s World Championships. The pipe band didn’t have the backing of an orchestra to bolster their sound yesterday, however.
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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