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It was a busy weekend for The City of Brechin Pipe Band as they travelled to Dumbarton on Saturday May, 19 to compete in the Scottish Pipe Band Championships before taking part in the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations at Glamis Castle on Sunday.

It was an early start on Saturday as the bus left Brechin at 5.15 am to head for Dumbarton.

First to take to the arena was the grade 4 band. However, after a bad start and an unfortunate performance they failed to get through the qualifier but, it was the first time two of the young pipers played at a major championship giving them a great experience.

Several hours past before it was the turn of the grade 3 band.

The band gave a good account of themselves and just missed out on a prize, finishing in seventh place, with the new look drum corps gaining second place to help the band achieve that placing.

On Sunday the band was invited to Glamis Castle to take part in the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. The members were joined by 13 other bands and seven Drum Majors to take part in massed band displays and each band also had the opportunity to play on their own, which the Brechin band did twice.

The weather was lovely and a huge crowd were in attendance.