North Lanarkshire Schools' - British Pipe Band champions

Congratulations to North Lanarkshire Schools Pipe Band Novice B who were crowned British Champions on Saturday 19 May


The British Pipe Band Championships are one of the most prestigious events in the world piping calendar.

Over 150 bands travelled from around the world to the St James' Playing Fields, Paisley, to compete for a whole series of titles.

The North Lanarkshire Schools Pipe Band Novice B were in a field of 12 other bands and they also took top spot in the Grade Novice B Drumming section.

Pipe Major Ross Cowan said: "Pipe Bands compete for five major championship throughout the season, the British, European, UK, Scottish and worlds.

"To win anyone of these is a huge achievement and we are so proud of our pupils for all their commitment and focus.

"This continues a successful season adding the British title to the bands' Scottish Schools Championship and Glasgow West of Scotland Indoor Championship wins."

The North Lanarkshire Schools Pipe Band Novice B comprises pupils from St Ambrose High School, Cumbernauld Academy, Calderhead High School, Chryston High School, Caldervale High School, Bellshill Academy, St Aidan's High School, Airdrie Academy, Braidhurst High School and Clyde Valley High School.

They were led by Pipe Major Darren Sommerville.


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