Published: 23/06/2014 11:20 - Updated: 23/06/2014 11:34

Piping Hot Forres anticipation at boiling point

Written byWhat's On Moray

These lot have their wristbands for Piping Hot Forres. Do you?
These lot have their wristbands for Piping Hot Forres. Do you?

The final preparations are now in place for the biggest piping competition in the world – and it's time to join the party.

The Piping Hot Forres event this Saturday is set to be bigger and better than ever, with 119 bands – including the current European and World Champions – tuning up to play at Grant Park.

As well as almost 4000 pipers and drummers from 7 years to 80 in their colourful tartans, there will be Highland Dancers competing and the Drum Major competition- adult, juvenile and junior.

Bands will be travelling from all over the world – with representation from close to home and as far afield as Brisbane, Australia – in the hopes of taking home the coveted championship.

Ian Widdowson, Forres Events Ltd chairman, said: “This is the hottest ticket in Forres this June – to see and hear the best in piping and drumming out in Grant Park is really a spectacular sight and sound and one not to be missed.

“The team here, including all our volunteers, sponsors and supporters want to make this a great family day out so we urge you to come along and support your local band or just soak up the fantastic atmosphere.”

Ticket prices are £12 an adult or £8 for 12-17 year olds. Children under 12 free if accompanied by an adult. Concession and family tickets are also available. For full details of the event, the line up and what's going on, visit

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