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Carrick Lowland Gathering - Pipe Bands


Pipe Bands at the Carrick Lowland Gathering

The pipe bands competition is organised by the Ayrshire Dumfries and Galloway branch of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association.

The contest is run under Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association (RSPBA) and Local Rules in conjunction with the RSPBA Ayrshire, Dumfries & Galloway Branch. The contest commences at 1:00pm. Bands March past and presentation of prizes 4:30pm


  • Open grade - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
  • Grade 3 - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
  • Grade 4 - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th


  • Best novice band
  • Best juvenile band
  • Adult marching and discipline
  • Juvenile marching and discipline
  • Adult drum majors' contest - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
  • Juvenile drum majors' contest - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th


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40th Carrick Lowland Gathering
Sunday 4th June 2023

Pipe band Draw

Grade 4B starts 1.30pm

  1. Kilmarnock Schools

Grade 4A starts 1.45pm

  1. Troon Blackrock
  2. 1st Troon Boys Brigade
  3. Uddingston Strathclyde

Grade 3 starts 2.20pm

  1. Ayr Pipe Band Society
  2. Uddingston Strathclyde
  3. Troon Blackrock

Open Grade starts 3.20pm*

  1. Ayr Pipe Band Society
  2. Troon Blackrock

Drum Majors - M & D starts 3.00pm

March Past -4.30pm

*Entries will remain open and will be accepted on the day.

Times are subject to change in the event of inclement weather. Late entries will be accepted.

The Ayrshire Dumfries and Galloway branch: A branch of the RSPBA with six contests a year including an indoor. For more information visit their Facebook page

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