The worlds are around the cor­ner

The Oban Times - - Leisure -

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.

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