Pipe Your Way to the Royal Highland Centre

A host of incredible Scottish Pipe Bands, featuring young up-and-coming talent from all over Scotland, are taking part in the capital’s piping spectacular – The Edinburgh Pipe Band Championship – that takes place at The Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston on 23rd August. Organised by The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland and now in its fourth year, the prestigious event attracts over 25 bands from across central Scotland as well as around 3000 spectators. Organisers hope to build on the success of last year’s event with more family entertainment to keep spectators busy in between competitions, with activities including paintballing, a funfair, bouncy castles, face painting and new food and drink stands. Following concern over the disbandment of pipe bands in countries with long established Scottish links, such as St. Andrew’s and Caledonian Society in Canada, the organisers are delighted to welcome several young competitors to this year’s event, including Adam Dandie from Boghall and Bathgate Novice Pipe Band who is aged just ten but is already an accomplished musician. Stephen Hutt, Chief Executive of the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland, said, “The Edinburgh Pipe Band Championship is an event that celebrates the remarkable piping talent we have here in Edinburgh and further afield.  Our piping tradition is something Scotland is very proud of and the Society is delighted to support its advancement. We have pulled out all the stops to create a family-festival event that we are confident will appeal to everyone.” Tickets for this year’s event are on sale from http://www.edinburghpipebandchampionship.com. Admission Prices – Adults £5 Children £3 Under 5’s Go Free Family Ticket (2 Adults 3 Children) £15.  Parking £5 per vehicle.

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