The World Pipe Band Championships return to Glasgow Green this weekend bringing a whole day of entertainment and excitement for people of all ages. Alongside the 230 bands and 8000 pipers and drummers coming to the city from all over the world, spectators will be treated to the Glasgow World Highland Games, Highland Dancing Competitions, celebrity chefs cooking as part of Flavour of Scotland, a children’s zone featuring visits from Hamley Bear.

Every year more than 200 bands bring 8,000 pipers and drummers and thousands of spectators to Glasgow Green for the unique sights and sounds of the event which is affectionately known as “The Worlds”. The World Pipe Band Championships have been associated with Glasgow for almost 70 years.

General admission tickets are priced at £9 in advance and £11 on the day. For further information about ticket availability, prices and concessions for the World Pipe Band Championships being held on Glasgow Green on Saturday 13 August 2011, please call 0141 353 8000 or go to

The World Pipe Band Championships are being organised by Glasgow Life on behalf of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association and Glasgow City Council and are supported by EventScotland, Scottish Enterprise and Glasgow City Marketing Bureau.

Paul Bush OBE, Chief Operating Officer said, “The World Pipe Band Championships is a very special event for Glasgow and Scotland as it showcases our heritage and attracts people from around the world to a perfect stage for piping. As the national events agency, we are once again delighted to be supporting through our International Funding Programme. With such a rich and long-running history it is important that this event continues to thrive”

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