The Scottish Pipe Band Championships were held today, Saturday July 30, at Levengrove Park in Dumbarton. The weather was overcast but warmish with occasional periods of sunshine. There was a new layout of the fields, and it didn’t feel like an improvement as it lost the iconic backdrop of the Dumbarton Rock sitting by the River Clyde and was all up and down hills. Though the Grade 1 arena was perfectly sited in a circular area that offered good views of the action from all angles. The results were as follows:

Grade 1

Best Drum Corps – Inveraray and District

  1. Field Marshal Montgomery
  2. Inveraray and District
  3. Peoples Ford Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia
  4. Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia
  5. Scottish Power
  6. Police Scotland Fife
•Field Marshal Montgomery at the Scottish Pipe Band Championships 2022 Photo:

Grade 2

Best Drum Corps – Buchan Peterson

  1. Ravara
  2. Buchan Peterson
  3. Kilchoman Distillery Isle of Islay
  4. Uddingston
  5. Manorcunningham
  6. Royal Burgh of Annan
•Ravara at the Scottish Pipe Band Championships 2022 Photo:

Grade 3A

Best Drum Corps – Deeside Caledonia

  1. Johnstone
  2. Deeside Caledonia
  3. Tullylagan
  4. Stockbridge
  5. Vale of Atholl
  6. Denny and Dunipace Pipe Band Association

Grade 3B

Best Drum Corps – Macanta

  1. Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Pipes and Drums
  2. Edradour Pitlochry and Blair Atholl
  3. Scottish Borders
  4. Methil and District
  5. Ayr Pipe Band Society
  6. Milngavie

Grade 4A

Best Drum Corps – Uddingston Strathclyde

  1. Lower Clyde Pipes and Drums
  2. Brisbane Boys’ College Pipe Band – Australia
  3. Uddingston Strathclyde
  4. Rothesay and District
  5. Vale of Atholl
  6. Strathendrick

Grade 4B

Best Drum Corps – Govan Schools and Community

  1. Govan Schools and Community
  2. Kilbarchan
  3. Stockbridge
  4. Troon Blackrock
  5. Brisbane Boys’ College Pipe Band – Australia
  6. Dunoon Argyll


Best Drum Corps – Dollar Academy

  1. Dollar Academy
  2. George Watson’s College
  3. St Thomas Episcopal School – USA
  4. Preston Lodge High School

Novice A

Best Drum Corps – George Watson’s College

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

Novice B

Best Drum Corps – Burntisland and District

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