Newtongrange Silver Band wins the golden title

Newtongrange Silver Band with the Scottish Shield,the last time they won it  back in 2013.

Newtongrange Silver Band with the Scottish Shield,the last time they won it back in 2013.

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Newtongrange Silver Band recently picked up its second Scottish Championships ‘first section’ win in three years recently.

The band, formed in 1892 and as synonymous with the village as Lady Victoria Colliery, won by one point from Unison Kinneil in the 10 band competition at Perth Concert Hall.

The band’s secretary Jackie Fraser was delighted.

She said: “It was a good result, we are very pleased. The band did a lot of work on that. It’s fantastic, absolutely fantastic.

“There was a big celebration in the Dean Tavern afterwards. The band is integral to the village so well supported.”

Jackie hopes this success can lead to more for the band.

She said: “This qualifies us to go down to the national finals in Cheltenham. We are going down there in September to compete against first section bands from all over Britain.

“We won the Scottish title in 2013 and went to Cheltenham. That was a good year for us, we also won the British Open in Blackpool.

“So we are hoping for more success. ”

Conductor Lee Skipsey travels from his home in England to conduct the band

He said: “They are now such a well organised band which works so effectively under resident conductor Iain Fleming. That makes it such a great trip to conduct them.”

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