Northwest Junior Pipe Band places second at the North Berwick Highland Games

Saturday, August 8, 2015

NWJPB with their Berwick trophy
Photo courtesy NWJPB

The Northwest Junior Pipe Band placed second at the North Berwick Highland Games in East Lothian, Scotland on Saturday, August 8.

The games attract 10,000 participants and spectators, with increasing attendance every year. The closest town is North Berwick. According to Wikipedia, "North Berwick is a seaside town and former royal burgh in East Lothian, Scotland. It is situated on the south shore of the Firth of Forth, approximately 25 miles east north east of Edinburgh."

Next week they go to the Worlds 2015 competition, August 14-15 in Glasgow, Scotland. The Worlds attract more than 200 bands and thousands of spectators each year to Glasgow Green. 

In 2014, 223 pipe bands congregated on Glasgow Green to compete, with some 30,000 people attending the event, and thousands more following the action via live web streaming.
As well as being the premier Pipe Band competition, The Worlds is also host to Highland Dancing, a Highland Games and a specialist food village which combine to make a visit to the event unforgettable.

Lead instructors for NWJPB are Kevin Auld, Marcie MacRae, and V. Scott Parker.


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