The European Pipe Band Championships 2018, will be held on 30th June 2018, involving thousands of pipers and drummers from far and wide. With pipe band and drum majors competing across a number of grades in four arenas there will be an stunning spectacle of colour as well as amazing playing! The gates open to the public at 09.00 and the competition starts at 10.00. The bands will play throughout the day and the massed bands and prize giving will start at approximately 17.15. The event closes at 19.00.
The majority of the bands come from Scotland but we are delighted to welcome bands from all over the world as well as from other parts of the United Kingdom. In the 5 years that Piping At Forres has taken place we have had bands from as far away as Australia and Oman as well as bands from other European countries such as Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the Republic of Ireland.