Broch Pipe Band sweep the board

Winners: The Fraserburgh Legion Pipe Band's performance was outstanding leading them to win so many of the awards.
Winners: The Fraserburgh Legion Pipe Band's performance was outstanding leading them to win so many of the awards.

Fraserburgh Legion Pipe Band returned home to the Broch last week as champions after winning in most categories at a competition in Edinburgh.

THE 36th annual Royal British Legion Scotland’s Miniband Competition, held at the Army School of Bagpipe Music, Edinburgh, Saturday April 7, was dominated by the three bands from Fraserburgh who won three of the four grades as well as winning the title “Best Band Irrespective of Grade.”

The results for the competition were:

Best Band Irrespective of Age: Fraserburgh Grade II: Fraserburgh A

Grade III: Winner, Glenrothes. 2nd Fraserburgh B

Grade IV: Fraserurgh C

Best Drum Corps: Fraserburgh A

Best Dress, Marching & Discipline: Fraserburgh A. 2nd, Fraserburgh C

Junior Trio: Annan. 2nd Fraserburgh A

Junior Quartet Competition: Fraserburgh

Solo Drumming. 1st Jack McKenzie, Fraserburgh. 2nd Lucy Campbell, Fraserburgh.

The British Legion Affairs Officer, Kevin Gray commented:

“RBLS Fraserburgh dominated every category. There has never been anything like it. This is an extremely prestigious competition, with bands from all over Scotland.

All the musicians can be very proud of themselves.

They came to one of the country’s great piping centres and were completely at home and showed complete professionalism.

“They won nearly everything, and if they didn’t, they were second.

“Well done, Fraserburgh!”