Piping at Forres

Visit the European Pipe Band Championships 2017,
a fun-filled and spectacular day for all the family

Piping at Forres is Moray’s biggest one-day event and the Highland’s biggest piping event, with over a hundred bands competing in the European Pipe Band Championships.

The event takes place on Saturday 24th June 2017 in the natural amphitheatre of Grant Park in Forres, Moray.

Piping at Forres

GnBri Photography 2016

It attracts visitors from all over the world as over a thousand pipers and drummers -in more than a hundred bands- will compete to be European Champions in their grade. The Drum Majors and Highland Dancers will also compete in the championships, which are run under the auspices of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association (RSPBA).

Sponsored by Benromach Speyside Single Malt Whisky, the event is also a showcase for local food and drink producers and a craft and retail village with locally produced items, funfairs and beer tents add to the all round, whole family entertainment.

“A great day out in a stunning location with friendly locals” was one visitor’s feedback. Don’t miss it!

In 2015 thousands of people descended on Grant Park in Forres for the European pipe Band Championships 2015. Bands from as far afield as Belgium competed, and overall winners were Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band from Northern Ireland, who have won the title 11 times.

Piping at Forres on YouTube


For more information visit the Piping at Forres website.