Piping At Forres

Piping At Forres' new logo

Piping At Forres’ new logo

The European Pipe Band Championships, to be held in Grant Park, Forres, on Saturday 27 June 2015, are being renamed ‘Piping At Forres’. The new website is www.pipingatforres.com and has all the details of the 2015 championships including how to buy tickets, apply to be a Stallholder or become a Sponsor. The new Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/PipingAtForres

Previous events have been known as Piping Hot Forres, but Forres Events Ltd has voluntarily opted to make the change after a recent ruling prevented them from registering PIPING HOT FORRES as a trademark. An objection had been raised by the owner of a trademark which includes the words ‘piping’ and ‘ hot’.  Forres Events Limited, which runs the event together with the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association (www.rspba.org), is a not-for-profit enterprise, and the Directors have decided to change the title to avoid potentially costly legal actions.

The championships in 2014 attracted 119 bands, including 11 grade 1 bands and the current World Champions, who played in Grant Park in 4 arenas offering an opportunity to see world class piping in Moray.   The 2014 event scored 9.2 out of a possible 10 for overall enjoyment in a visitor survey for the second year running.

The planning for 2015 is well under way and promises to deliver another wonderful day of piping and fun.

Forres will be the place to be “at” on 27 June 2015 – for Piping At Forres.