Glasgow Welcomes the World's Biggest Week of Piping!

From Piping Live! to the World Pipe Band Championships, music fans are spoilt for choice this summer. And when you add fantastic shopping, world class museums and galleries, scrumptious food and drink and fun, family attractions - you'd better start planning your great times in Glasgow today.

Piping Live!, Various Venues, August 10 - 16

Piping Live!, Glasgow's International Piping Festival, is the biggest festival of its kind in the world and the week-long celebrations will see over 200 events take place. In 2015, the festival will also return to George Square where musicians will perform daily, bringing traditional Scottish music into the heart of the city.

Highlights this year include the Scott Wood Band, Finlay MacDonald and Chris Stout, Fred Morrison and Borja Baragano and many more!

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The World Pipe Band Championships, Glasgow Green, August 14 - 15

The unmissable sight - and sound! - of 230 pipe bands in the one place doesn’t happen every day. But it’s one that spectators in Glasgow Green will be enjoying on Saturday 15 August, at the World Pipe Band Championships 2015.

Saturday’s spectacular championship event is accompanied by a great programme of family attractions including the very best of Highland Dancing in a day-long competition, awe–inspiring feats of strength at the World’s Highland Games, and the FREE Kids’ Zone with face painting, glitter tattoos, storytelling and much more!

Win a piping day out in Glasgow!

To celebrate the world's biggest week of piping coming to Glasgow this August, here's your chance to win a pair of tickets to the World Pipe Band Championships with a pair of tickets to the After Worlds Shindig, both on August 15!

All you have to do is send an email to [email protected] with the subject "WORLDS" with your contact details. Entries close on August 7, T&C's apply. 

Terms and Conditions

  1. Entry into the prize draw is free.
  2. Draw opens on July 20, 2015 and closes on August 7, 2015.
  3. No travel expenses incurred in redeeming the prize will be included.
  4. No responsibility will be taken by Glasgow City Marketing Bureau for entries which for technical or other reasons are not entered correctly or are lost. Incorrect and incomplete entries will not qualify for the prize draw. No entries from agents, third parties, organised group or applications automatically generated by computer will be accepted.
  5. The winner will be drawn at random from all eligible entries. The draw will take place on August 10, 2015.
  6. The winner will be contacted via email after the draw and given details of how to claim their prize.
  7. If a winner has not responded to the email within 2 working days, an alternative winner will be drawn. Up to a maximum of two alternative winners will be chosen following the initial draw.
  8. All entrants to the prize draw will be deemed to have accepted the rules.
  9. The prize draw may be promoted in other Glasgow City Marketing Bureau sponsored promotions before the closing date.
  10. All prize elements are subject to availability.
  11. The judge's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  12. There are no cash or other prize alternatives available in whole or in part.

World Pipe Band Championships Terms and Conditions

  1. The prize is for 2 adult tickets to enjoy the World Pipe Band Championships August 15, 2015.
  2. The World Pipe Band Championships will not be responsible for any inability of the prize winner[s] to take up the specified prize.
  3. There are no cash or other prize alternatives available in whole or in part. 

Piping Live! Terms and Conditions

  1. The prize is for a 2 adult tickets to enjoy the After Worlds Shindig August 15, 2015.
  2. Strictly over 18’s only.
  3. Piping Live! will not be responsible for any inability of the prize winner[s] to take up the specified prize.
  4. There are no cash or other prize alternatives available in whole or in part.

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