Pipefest Global Challenge aims to unite the piping and drumming world in support of cancer and veteran charities worldwide. We are inviting all pipers and drummers around the World to give up one day to help others.
The Pipefest massed pipe band parade in Edinburgh is the first in a series of international events taking place around the world in Hong Kong, New York, Ottowa, Tintagel in England and Coffs Harbour in Australia all within a 24 hour period.
The start in Edinburgh will see a huge massed pipe parade that will march through Edinburgh's historic Old Town, past Edinburgh Castle, the Scottish Parliament and Holyrood House into Holyrood Park. Former Scottish rugby captain Gavin Hastings will lead the thousands of pipers and drummers from 27 countries along Edinburgh’s Royal Mile on 7 August to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care.