The hottest piping event of the year

By Marc Hindley

By Marc Hindley

Piping Hot Forres, the European Pipe Band Championships, took place in the stunning setting of Grant Park, Forres. Thousands of pipers and drummers from far and wide, in 119 bands, competed to be European Champions in their grade. Pipe Majors and Highland Dancers also competed in this event, run under the auspices of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association  (RSPBA).

Local producers showed why they have world wide reputations for excellence by showcasing their food and drink. Craft stall,  two funfairs and five beer tents will add to the all round entertainment. The pipe bands gathered on 28 June from far and wide, across Scotland, the UK, Europe and further afield, to compete in this event.  Benromach Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky were again the title sponsor.

 

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