Category Archives: Pipe Band

forres2The RSPBA closes entries for the 2015 European Pipe Band Championships, Piping at Forres, on Wednesday, 13th May.

Tickets to Piping At Forres 2015, the European Pipe Band Championships for 2015, to be held on 27 June 2015 in Grant Park, Forres, Moray  are now available. Tickets purchased in advance offer a discount on the ticket prices on the day.

To buy tickets online click here

gourock logoOn Sunday 10th May 2015, Gourock Park starts off the Highland Games season with a bang as hundreds of drummers, pipers, heavies and highland dancers from across the country come together to compete in the Gourock Highland Games.

An important date in the Scottish calendar, it’s the first games after the winter and a chance to celebrate sports, music and dancing outdoors against the scenic backdrop of the firth of Clyde and Argyll hills beyond.

The event is supported by EventScotland and forms part of Scotland’s Year of Food & Drink celebrations. There will be a food & drink marquee filled with Scottish producers selling everything from tablet to chilli sauce!

Inverclyde Council has announced that the Chieftain for this year’s Gourock Highland Games will be long term campaigner for the elderly, Nell McFadden MBE from Gourock.

Nell has been campaigning for and supporting Inverclyde’s elderly residents for over twenty years and her accomplishments have been recognised nationally on numerous occasions; she was awarded a MBE, has visited 10 Downing Street and attended the Queen’s Garden Party.

She is Chair of the Inverclyde Elderly Forum and was the founding member, now honorary president, of Inverclyde’s Your Voice, an organisation which aims to empower local people to influence the planning, development and provision of local services, specifically focusing on underrepresented groups who face discrimination and social exclusion.

Provost Robert Moran said: “The position of Chieftain of the Gourock Highland Games is a fantastic way of recognising the achievements of an Inverclyde resident and Nell has achievements in abundance. Nell has worked tirelessly for a great many years ensuring the elderly are looked after, treated with respect and I am thrilled that we are able to recognise and celebrate all she has done.”

Speaking on her appointment as Chieftain, Nell said: “I am absolutely delighted to be given this opportunity. I never expected to be recognised in this way so I was very surprised when I was asked, but I am extremely honoured and very much looking forward to what I am sure will be a great day.”

The draw for Gourock can be found here

wpbclogoThe World Pipe Band Championships returns to Glasgow Green on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 August 2015. The Worlds 2014 was watched by some 30,000 on Glasgow Green, and thousands more around the globe followed the action online.

Tickets for the World Pipe Band Championships 2015 are on sale now.

Get your tickets here



BATHGATE 2015 – The British Pipe Band Championships featuring all the top pipers and drummers from throughout the UK and beyond – Plus: The annual West Lothian Highland Games sponsored by Calor Scotland featuring: highland dancing, heavy events – including tossing the caber, the popular Veteran’s Hill Race & children’s entertainment; takes place on Saturday the 30th May at a NEW, BIGGER, BETTER VENUE: Balbardie Park of Peace/Bathgate Sports Centre.

British Championship Draw

rspba-logoDundee Perth and Angus Mini Bands and Open Trio Piping, Saturday 18th April 2015, Craigie High School, Garnet Terrace, Dundee, DD4 7QD. Closing Date for Entries Friday 3rd April 2015.


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