The third major pipe band championships of 2022 took place today, Saturday, June 25, at Bught Park, Inverness.

Kilbarchan Pipe Band in Grade 4B, led by Pipe Major Brian Knight, won their third major competition in a row, so 2022 is shaping up to be a very successful season for them. They also won Best Drum Corps, led by Robert Will, for the second time this season. Thanks to Pipe Corporal Michael Kerr for the details and the winning photo from Inverness. The full results were as follows:

Junior Drum Majors

  1. Jorja Turkington
  2. Carys Graham

Juvenile Drum Majors

  1. Louis Anderson
  2. Louise Smiton
  3. Grace Thompson
  4. Kathy Hunter
  5. Beth Turner

Adult Drum Majors

  1. Kara Gilmour, Police Scotland and Federation
  2. Lauren Hanna, Lomond and Clyde Edinburgh
  3. Emma Barr, Field Marshal Montgomery
  4. Andrea McKeown-Gibson, Battlehill
  5. Andrea Stevenson, Gransha
  6. Michael Leitch, Portlethen and District

Best Band on Parade 

The Highlanders (4th Scots)

Novice Juvenile B

Best Drum Corps – High School of Dundee

  1. High School of Dundee
  2. St Columba’s School
  3. North Lanarkshire Schools
  4. Oban High School
  5. Burntisland and District
  6. Bucksburn and District Novice

Novice Juvenile A

Best Drum Corps – George Heriot’s School

  1. Dollar Academy
  2. George Watson’s College – Novice
  3. George Heriot’s School
  4. Stirling and District Schools

Grade 4B 

Best Drum Corps – Kilbarchan

  1. Kilbarchan
  2. Dunoon Argyll
  3. Oldmeldrum RBL
  4. Greyfriars Pipes & Drums
  5. Troon Blackrock
  6. City of Discovery
•Kilbarchan Pipe Band with their European Championship trophies in Inverness

Grade 4A

Best Drum Corps – Royal Burgh of Stirling

  1. Lower Clyde Pipes and Drums
  2. Kinross and District
  3. Camelon and District
  4. Vale of Atholl
  5. Royal Burgh of Stirling
  6. Strathendrick


Best Drum Corps – Dollar Academy

  1. Dollar Academy
  2. George Watson’s College
  3. Preston Lodge High School

Grade 3B

Best Drum Corps – Macanta

  1. Milngavie
  2. Tweedvale
  3. Edradour Pitlochry and Blair Atholl
  4. Macanta
  5. Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
  6. Ayr Pipe Band Society

Grade 3A

Best Drum Corps – Denny and Dunipace Association

  1. Vale of Atholl
  2. Deeside Caledonia
  3. Johnstone
  4. Denny and Dunipace Association
  5. The Highlanders (4th Scots)
  6. Stockbridge

Grade 2

Best Drum Corps – Buchan Peterson

  1. Royal Burgh of Annan
  2. Buchan Peterson
  3. Uddingston
  4. City of Edinburgh
  5. Portlethen and District
  6. Worcester Kiltie – U.S.A.

Grade 1

Drumming – Inveraray and District

  1. Inveraray and District
  2. ScottishPower
  3. Field Marshal Montgomery
  4. St Laurence O’Toole
  5. Police Scotland Fife
  6. Peoples Ford Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia