by Megan Canning | Oct 4, 2013
While Shotts and Dykehead as a unit has been busy practicing and competing, a few individual band members have also been pursuing their own solo endeavours.
Pipe Sergeant Glenn Brown had a great day at the Northern Meeting, where he finished 5th in the Clasp. Shotts piper Sarah Muir has had a good season, picking up prizes around the games including 4th in the B Grade MSR at the Northern Meeting; 2nd in the B Grade Piobaireachd at Cowal; 1st in the B Grade Piobaireachd at the Duncan Johnstone Memorial; 4th in the B Piobaireachd, 1st in the B March and 1st in the B Strathspey and Reel at Inveraray; 4th in the B Piobaireachd and 1st in the B March in Roseneath; and 4th in the Open Jig at Perth. Shotts piper Andy Hall has also had success, gaining 3rd in the Piobaireachd, 1st in the March, 3rd in the Strathspey and Reel, and 3rd in the Jig at Arisaig; 2nd in the Piobaireachd, 4th in the March, and 2nd in the Strathspey and Reel in Mull; 2nd in the March and 2nd in the Strathspey and Reel in Tomintoull; and 2nd in the Jig in Skye. Piper Hayley McInnes finished 4th in the C Piobaireachd at the Duncan Johnstone Memorial.
Members of the Shotts drum corps will be taking their turn to compete in solo competition shortly, at the upcoming World Solo Drumming Championships at the end of October.