Calling all pipe bands from Belgium

The pipes are calling… from the prettiest town in Scotland!

Photos © 2017 GnBri Photography

The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association (RSPBA) will soon be accepting entries for Piping At Forres, the European Pipe Band Championships to be held in Forres, Moray on 30 June 2018.

This spectacular event, involving pipe bands from all over the world (including Australia) competing for the European title, is one of the most highly regarded events in the piping calendar and 2018 will be the last time it will be held in the stunning setting of Grant Park, which recently won a major UK  prize for its flowers and was recently voted the most beautiful high street in Scotland. Forres is also close to some of the Scotland’s finest scenery.

After last year’s championships, one competitor told us “the venue is absolutely stunning. The range of craft stalls is brilliant and the food and drinks tents also fantastic.”  while another told us that it is “Well organised for bands – good parking, water and gift box a great idea.  Super venue which appears to be well supported by local people which adds to atmosphere on the day”

Grant Park in Forres from the air

Piping At Forres has been rated over 9 out of 10 for the past five years.

We are delighted to have welcomed both competitors and spectators from Australia to Forres, some of whom have made the trip twice in the years the five championships have been in Forres, and would love to welcome new friends, as well as “well-kent” faces back to Moray in 2018.

It’s a wonderful experience in the heartland of piping and a beautiful part of the Highlands of Scotland.

If you’d like to find out more, contact the RSPBA or Piping At Forres for more information, or look at the European Pipe Band Championships Facebook page for feedback from last June’s championships.

Whether you can bring a whole band, a single drum major, or just yourselves, you can be part of the only major pipe band championships in the Highlands. We look forward to welcoming you to Piping At Forres.