I know this is fast becoming a well worn thread on TMP, but who's going to be attending the Borders contest in picturesque Innerleithen on 15th Nov.

Don't know the bands that are going so would be interested to see who'll be there.

I'm there with Newlands Concert Brass, should be a good day out (4 pubs in total in the town I've heard :? )


There are more drinking establishments than you mention in Innerleithen! Sure you will try most of them, I have!!!
I think the bands attending are:

Annan Town (APD) Band
Barrhead Burgh Band
Campbeltown Brass Band
Clydebank Burgh Band
Dumfries Town Band
Flimby Saxhorn Silver Band
Hawick Saxhorn Band
Jedforest Instrumental Band
MacTaggart Scott Loanhead Band
Newland Concert Brass Band
North Ayrshire Band
Peebles Burgh Silver Band
Selkirk Silver Band
Shotts St. Patrick's Brass Band
St. Ronan's Silver Band
Tullis Russell Mills Band

From that list I think I'm right in saying that North Ayrshire have withdrawn, as have Annan.

Should be a good contest, knowing the people involved it should be well organised. The draw was made today but cant really remember many of them!


Davy McLeod (Conductor, St. Ronans)


Borders Entertainment Full Results:

1st - St. Ronan's Silver 185
2nd - Barrhead Burgh 181
3rd - Jedforest Instrumental 178
4th - Lochgelly 174
5th - Campbelltown Brass 172
6th - Selkirk Silver 171
7th - Clydebank Burgh 168
8th - Tullis Russell Mills 166
9th= - Newland Concert Brass 164
9th= - McTaggart Scott Loanhead 164
9th= - Dumfries Town 164
12th - Hawick Saxhorn 163
13th - Shotts St. Patrick's Brass 162
14th - Flimby Sahorn Silver 161
15th - Peebles Burgh Silver 156

Best 4th Section - Newland Concert Brass
Best 3rd Section - Jedforest Instrumental
Best 2nd Section - St. Ronan's Silver
Most Entertaining Band - St. Ronan's Silver
Best Soloist - Xylophone - Hawick Saxhorn

Think these are acurate! David McLeod - Slightly tipsy conductor - St. Ronan's Silver Band. Well done to Mark B - another TMP patron and conductor of Newland Concert, winners of the 4th section!


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Well done David....will pass the results onto David James. I am sure he will be pleased to see how well you have done. :wink:


Thanks Moira. First contest in second section so band are VERY happy and very hungover this morning!


Thanks David, the band were thrilled at the win, especially after all the problems we've had in the past month or so (Band hall broken into, registration hiccups etc.) and I'm delighted as it was my first win as a wagger :D

Also thank you to the contest organisers who were so helpful before we went on stage, they did a brilliant job.

Well done to St Ronans, a band that's making a big mark lately.
Well done David. Didn't get to hear the Band as we were rehearsing but I gather it was a very good performance.

We were quite pleased with our performance but there you go. That's contesting!!

See you in March!

Flugel Horn,
Barrhead Band


Thanks for that. Didn't hear other bands as I seemed to develope a real thirst after we'd played, just about the time of the Scotland game. Funny that!

Thanks again,



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Well done Big Man and also to Mark Bell at Newlands. Sorry I couldn't be there as I had a rather pressing engagement helping Whitburn at Hampden, doing the best we could annoying the Dutch team and supporters. We played the Dutch National Anthem 3 times when apparently (we only found out later, honest) there are only 2 verses :D :D :D

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