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Glasgow for a Musical Break

With a wealth of cultural attractions, world-class architecture and design, fantastic shopping and a year -round programme of exciting events and festivals that span the worlds of music, film, theatre, art and sport, it is easy to understand why Glasgow has been named as one of the 20 ‘Best of the World’ destinations for 2016 by National Geographic Traveler.

George Square in Glasgow
George Square in Glasgow

The World Pipe Band Championships have been associated with Glasgow for more than 60 years and have been held in the city continuously for the last 30 years. The Championships welcomes up to 8,000 pipers and drummers from across the world.

WPBC Champions of 2015
WPBC Champions of 2015

A total of 235 bands have entered the World Pipe Band Championships in 2016, which is one of the highest in the history of the event. Entries have been received from as far afield as Canada, the USA, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and Zimbabwe, as well as from across Europe, Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland.2973-080

The St Laurence O’Toole Pipe Band from Dublin, together with the Field-Marshall Montgomery Band from Belfast, will be competing for the title of the world’s best pipe competition for 2016.Pipinglive

Also on offer is a fantastic children’s zone, Highland dancing, Highland games, and great food and drink.


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