BRASS players from Barrhead Burgh Band were on a high at the weekend after tasting victory at a prestigious competition.

The talented musicians won their section at the Scottish Brass Band Championships, staged at Perth Concert Hall.

They were playing in the fourth section of competition, the bottom tier, but will now be promoted to the third section after taking the title.

Flugelhorn player Fiona Kennedy was also rewarded for her efforts, winning the Best Instrumentalist award in the section.

Conductor Alistair Gibson, who started directing Barrhead Burgh Band last September, said: “They have worked incredibly hard in the short time I have been conducting them.”

The band’s success means they will compete in the National Brass Band Championships in Cheltenham in September, in the hope of clinching the UK fourth section title.

Mr Gibson added: “They worked their socks off for this contest and have done themselves and Barrhead proud.

“We look forward to the rest of the year, including the national finals in Cheltenham.”

To find out more about the band, visit their Facebook page.