The Highlands’ biggest piping event of the year

Inveraray & District Pipe Band were crowned European Champions 2017 and 2018

Piping At Forres, the European Pipe Band Championships, took place in the stunning setting of Grant Park, for the final time on 30 June 2018.

A huge thank you to the thousands of pipers, drummers, drum majors and Highland dancers from far and wide who visited us over the six-year run at Forres. We also thank the traders who provided a stunning showcase of Scottish food and drink, craft and retail items and our of course our many sponsors.

We also thank our volunteers. Without their commitment between 2013-2018, the event would not have been possible and for that, they deserve a special mention.

Finally congratulations to Inverness, the Highland capital, who will host the Championships for 2019 to 2021. May we wish you every success and if you have half as much fun as we did, you will be on to a winner.


“What a fantastic day, a great atmosphere and amazing to see so many pipe bands. Well laid out and organised. Hope I can make it back again next year.”