Troon BB Pipe Band hailed as the toast of the town at civic reception

 28 February 2017  |  

The civic reception honoured the band's achievements

The civic reception honoured the band's achievements

The ongoing success of the Troon BB Pipe Band has been honoured at a civic reception in their own home town (Sat Feb 25). A fixture in South Ayrshire for decades, the special event at Troon Walker Hall celebrated the band's fantastic success at last year's World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow.

Competing against 20 bands, including rivals from across Scotland and around the world - from countries like Australia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe - they faced tough competition. But all their hard work and preparation paid off, with the band winning the Novice Juvenile B category.

This success is just the latest in a string of notable achievements, with the band having won the Scottish Championships in 2005, and the Scottish, British and European Championships in 2012. In 2012 they also finished fourth in the World, with this remarkable track record highlighting a strong pedigree.

South Ayrshire Provost, Helen Moonie, said the recognition was well deserved, "Troon BB pipe band are very much rooted in their community and I'm proud to have hosted this special event to celebrate their success.

"It's plain to see that when people share a common cause, have pride in what they do, and enjoy high levels of dedication from both the enthusiastic band and the volunteers, that great things can be accomplished.

"On behalf of the people of South Ayrshire I would like to congratulate the band on winning their current title, and I wish them all continued success in the years ahead."

Spokeswoman for the Troon BB Pipe Band, Fiona Brodlie, said it had been a day to remember, "We were honoured to have had this fantastic event put on to recognised the band's achievements.

"The response we've received from people in the town has been tremendous and everyone involved in the civic reception had a wonderful time on the day."