Glasgow will host World Pipe Band Championships

July 12, 2017 by  

Those with a taste for traditional Scottish music will be in for a treat later this summer, with the news that Glasgow is once more set to play host to the prestigious World Pipe Band Championships.

This event has been a fixture within the city for over three decades and the expectation is that the 2017 one will be the most impressive yet. In excess of 200 pipe bands are due to hit town for this celebration of Scots music, which has been in existence for 70 years now.

To help mark this anniversary, pipe bands will travel to Glasgow from 15 different countries to take part, including Belgium, Australia, France, Northern Ireland, Canada and the United States.

The championships last for two days and will see roughly 8,000 drummers and pipers showing off their talents. The 2017 event is also serving as part of the wider Year of Archaeology, Heritage and History celebrations.

The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association chief executive, Ian Embelton, told the Glasgow Evening Times:

“We will be welcoming bands from all round the world who want to test themselves against their peers in pursuit of the title of World Champions.”

It takes place on the August 11 and 12, and events like this often make use of leaflet printing to help when it comes to publicity.