SUCCESS at the Scottish Championships has been described as “the greatest achievement in the band’s history” by the pipe major of Dunbar Royal British Legion Pipe Band.

Twenty members of the band made the trip to Dumbarton last Saturday.

And despite near torrential rain, the talented pipers and drummers shone through to impress the judges and take first place in the Grade 3B category.

Alexander McCredie, pipe major, was delighted with the result, which saw the county band defeat 13 rivals for the accolade.

Mr McCredie said: “It is probably the greatest achievement in the band’s history so far.

“The band has been going since 1976.

“It is a wee while but we only really started competing properly in 2015.

“We had to take time out to rebuild, which is paying dividends.”

Ten pipers and 10 drummers from Dunbar made the trip to Dumbarton along with dozens of other bands from across the country.

Now, attention turns to the World Pipe Band Championships, which take place on Glasgow Green on Saturday (August 17).

Mr McCredie told the Courier: “The World Championships are definitely the one that everybody wants to win.

“That would be the icing on the cake.

“That is the stuff dreams are made of if you win that.”

Preston Lodge High School Pipe Band also took part in the Scottish Championships, finishing 10th in Grade Nov B and and 5th in Grade Juv.