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Whitburn retain Scottish Open title

Updated: Dec 9, 2021



Whitburn Band has retained the Scottish Open championship after winning the competition at Perth Concert Hall.


It is the seventh successive time the band has won the contest, and the ninth overall.


Congratulations to our conductor Professor Nicholas Childs, and to Bryan Allen for preparing the band for the performance of Gallery by Howard Snell.


Congratulations to Scott Forrest, our soprano player, who won the Best Instrumentalist award.


Thank you to everyone who helped to organise the competition.





Scottish Open 2021 Results


Adjudicators: Paul Holland and Steven Mead

Music, Own Choice Selection: '...and when the river told...' (Dobson); 'Gallery' (Snell); 'Macbeth' (Meechan); 'Muckle Flugga' (Boyle); 'St Magnus' (Downie)


1. Whitburn (Prof Nicholas Childs) - 195 2. Reg Vardy (Steve Malcolm) - 192 3. Kirkintilloch Band (David Roberts) - 190 4. Easington Colliery (Ray Farr) - 189 5. the cooperation band (Mike Fowles) - 188 6. Bon-Accord Silver (Adam Cooke) - 187 7. Unison Kinneil (Raymond Tennant) - 186 8. Dalmellington (Gary Williams) - 185 9. Elland Silver (Daniel Brooks) - 184 10. East London Brass (Jayne Murrill) - 183 11. Fishburn (Lewis Wilkinson) - 182 12. Kirkintilloch Kelvin (David Thornton) - 181 13. Bo'ness & Carriden (Nigel Boddice MBE) - 180


Withdrew: Rainford; 1st Old Boys


4BR Best Soloist: Scott Forrest (soprano), Whitburn Besson Best Euphonium: Andrew Hedley, Reg Vardy


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