Buchan Peterson continue in their recent success

Buchan Peterson Pipe Band continue their successful journey.
Buchan Peterson Pipe Band continue their successful journey.

Buchan Peterson Pipe Band has maintained its recent top-form by winning a prestigious fourth place at the inaugural Grade 2 - UK Pipe Band Championship, held in Belfast recently.

The competition was held in the grounds of Stormont Castle, with top honours going to Northern Ireland band, Bleary and District.

This was a new major championship introduced to fill a void created by the loss of The Cowal Championship held in Dunoon each year.

A trophy in memory of the late Pipe Major W G Hepburn of the Turriff and District Pipe Band was presented to the winners of the Grade 3A contest.

Two weeks ago the band was unsuccessful at Bathgate in defending their British Pipe Band Championship title 
finishing runners-up to 
local band Torphicen and Bathgate.

The Buchan drummers, led by Brian Martin, upheld the honour of the regiment by retaining the top drumming award to be crowned 2014 British Champions.

Robert Skinner, band chairman, was delighted with the results.

“To be placed at any major event is an achievement. We have a youthfulband at present and it takes time to bed these new players in,” he said.

“To be on the prize list is encouraging and keeps the Buchan name in vogue.

“After the European 
Championships, the band 
has the Scottish and World Championships to prepare 
for ahead of Pipes in The 
Park.”