Council congratulates World Pipe Band champions

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Published Date: 

14 Aug 2017 - 15:39

Argyll and Bute Council has congratulated Inveraray and District Pipe Band after it was named World Pipe Band Champions for 2017.

The band fought off extremely stiff competition from 23 Grade One pipe bands from 7 countries, in front of over 35,000 people, at the two day Glasgow Green event.

At the competition, Oban High School’s Juvenile B Band secured the Champion of Champions crown after being placed second, having already won the Scottish and European competitions,  in only its second season of competing.

Councillor Len Scoullar, Provost of Argyll and Bute, said:

“It is so pleasing that we are able to congratulate Inveraray and District Pipe Band on becoming Word Pipe Band champions. It is such a wonderful accolade to be crowned the best pipe band in the world against the toughest of competition.”

“Oban High School also did remarkably well and we’re equally pleased to recognise the efforts of the Juvenile B Band.

“Our congratulations also go to all the other pipe bands from Argyll and Bute who took part in the prestigious competition across the grades. We’re already looking forward to next year’s championships and hopefully even more success for our bands.”

This year’s championships saw over 200 pipe bands from 15 countries competing.