World Pipe Band Championships at Glasgow Green

The World Pipe band championships at Glasgow Green.
The World Pipe band championships at Glasgow Green.

The World Pipe Band Championships return to Glasgow on August 14 and 15.

Approximately 230 bands are competing, bringing with them 8,000 pipers and drummers to contest across eight different grades with the best of the best battling for the title of World Champions.

Bands from Austria and Malaysia will be competing at the event on Glasgow Green for the first time while Scotland, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Canada, England, Oman, USA, New Zealand, Australia, Denmark, Switzerland, South Africa, Belgium and the Netherlands will also be represented.

The championships start at 9am on Saturday, August 15 with Highland Dancing, Highland Games, the parade of bands and the crowning of the World Champions (expected after 7pm).