The two Johnstone Pipe Bands have continued their solid start to the Competitive season by following up their successful outing at the Coatbridge Indoor Competition with two wins, a 2nd place and a 3rd place at the Gourock Highland Games on Sunday.


The Grade 2 World Champions have won all four of their opening encounters, two at Grade 2 and two whilst playing up a level at Grade 1.

DSC_0814The Grade 4 band had a first in their grade at Coatbridge and a 2nd place whilst playing up a grade in Grade 3, they followed this up with a third in their grade and a second in Grade 3 at Gourock.

The Grade 4 band were announced the winners in the Grade 3 competition in Gourock but unfortunately a scoring error was detected the following day leading them to tie on points with Grade 3 band Lochmaben and Lochmaben taking the title on ensemble preference.

Pipe Major Keith Bowes Snr commented “it’s been a good solid start to the season from both bands giving us a great foundation o build towards the British Championships in Paisley in a couple of weeks”

Johnstone Pipe Band are currently on the lookout for sponsorship to help enable them expand and progress the band and their educational activities, for further information please contact the band on 07751 500520.