Competitors

Celebrations from the St Lawrence O'Toole Pipe Band from Dublin after winning the European Championships 2016. Picture - Phil Downie

Celebrations from the St Lawrence O’Toole Pipe Band from Dublin after winning the European Championships 2016.
Picture – Phil Downie

We look forward to welcoming bands from far and wide to Forres. Each and every competitor in the European Pipe Band Championships, whether a Piper, Drummer, Pipe Major or Highland Dancer contributes something special to a wonderful day and together they are awesome!

We are delighted to welcome bands from all over the world to Forres. In 2016, which has a record number of bands, we had bands from Australia, Denmark, the Republic of Ireland and the Netherlands, while we have also had bands from Oman  Belgium and Switzerland in previous years. We hope to see both old friends and new faces in the 2017 band lineup,

The Championships are run by the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association (RSPBA). Entries to the competition, which must be made through the RSPBA website, are now closed. The draw will be available on or after 18 May.

Applications for bus passes should also be made using the form on the RSPBA website, and must be submitted, along with payment, by 10 June.

Applications for parking spaces for competitors’ cars and camper vans , which are limited and will be allocated on a first apply first granted basis, must be made before 16 June using the forms here.

PAF competitor car pass application 2017

PAF camper van pass application 2017

Parking for competitor coaches will be beside Grant Park, weather conditions permitting. Coaches must display their coach passes at all times, both to be permitted to park and while on the park.

Under the terms of our alcohol licence all those on Grant Park are required to display a wristband and bands will need to ensure that they have coach passes for parking, and the wristbands their members require to enter Grant Park, before coming to Forres on 24 June.

 

The European Pipe Band Champions 2015 John Paul Photography

The European Pipe Band Champions 2015
John Paul Photography