The worlds are around the corner
Friday and Saturday, August 11 and 12 will once again see thousands of pipers and drummers descend upon Glasgow for the World Pipe Band Championships.
‘The worlds’ have been associated with the city of Glasgow for nearly 70 years now and last year was the 30th year in a row the city has hosted the competition. As well as being the biggest weekend of the year in the competitive pipe band calendar, it is also a much anticipated couple of days for the people of Glasgow because the city is always buzzing around the time of the competition.
A total of 15 nations are represented at the worlds - including pipe bands from Canada, USA, New Zealand, Australia, Denmark, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
The current world champions are the Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band from Northern Ireland who, last year, fought off stiff competition from our new Scottish champions, Inveraray and District.