ABOUT 800 people welcomed the return of the Dunbar Pipe Band Championships and some beautiful spring sunshine.

The event took place at Hallhill Sports Centre on Saturday, with pipe bands from throughout the country and south of the border visiting Dunbar.

Bobby Peters, from the sports centre, was glad the event had returned, after being sidelined by the coronavirus pandemic and funding issues.

He said: “It was a good day.

“It ended up a good day weatherwise.

“I would say there were around 800 people there.

“It seemed to be that the opinion was it was great to have it back.”

This year’s event was sponsored by EDF and Belhaven Brewery, and Mr Peters was hopeful the event was back for good.

He said: “It will be back to stay if we can get funding.

“It is all about getting somebody to sponsor it.”


Grade Nov A: 1. George Heriot’s School.

Grade Nov B: 1. George Watson’s College Novice Juvenile B; 2. Edinburgh Academy; 3. Lochgelly High School; 4. Burntisland & District; 5. Preston Lodge High School; 6. Tynecastle.

Grade 4A: 1. Burntisland & District; 2. Camelon & District; 3. Royal Burgh of Stirling; 4. Uddingston Strathclyde; 5. Penicuik & District.

Grade 4B: 1 EP. Peebles Ex-Servicemen’s; 2. Stockbridge; 3. Tulliallan.

Grade Juv: 1. Preston Lodge High School; 2. George Heriot’s School.

Grade 3: 1. City of Newcastle; 2 EP. Denny & Dunipace; 3. Coalburn IOR; 4. Mackenzie Caledonian; 5 EP. Stockbridge; 6. Dunbar Royal British Legion; 7. Kilmarnock; 8. Tweedvale (Innerleithen).

Grade 2: 1. City of Edinburgh; 2. Coalburn IOR; 3 EP. City of Newcastle; 4. Preston Lodge High School; 5. Mackenzie Caledonian; 6. Kilmarnock; 7. Tweedvale (Innerleithen).

Grade 1: 1. City of Edinburgh.