People’s Ford Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia Pipe Band

Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia Pipe Band was formed by a group of Boghall residents in 1972 and first competed in September 1973. They progressed steadily through the grades and in 1978 and 1979 won the Grade 2 Champion of Champions award in both seasons. This was a remarkable achievement and earned the senior band promotion to Grade 1 for the 1980 season. The Grade 1 band has maintained a presence in the top 6 almost continually since then and has won every major championship (with the exception of the elusive World Championships), under the leadership of P/M Bob Martin (1972-1986), L/D Tom Brown (1978-1991), P/M Craig Walker (1987 -1995), P/M Ross Walker (1996-2015), L/D Gordon Brown (1991-present) and P/M Ross Harvey (2015-present). The organisation is extremely proud of the band’s continued involvement in teaching piping and drumming to the youngsters of the local area and beyond and now also boasts three under-18 bands in NJ B, NJ A and Juvenile. We are also extremely grateful to our sponsor Peoples Ford and Chairman Brian Gilda for their continued support.

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