When: 11th – 17th August 2014
Where: Glasgow, Scotland
£: Ticket prices vary depending on the event. Many events are free.
What is it?
This is the 11th annual Piping Live! in Glasgow and this year there are over 150 events taking place as part of the festival. Events include piping competitions, exhibitions, museum tours, whisky tasting, pipe band parades and a family fun day.
Free events during the Piping Live! week include a Pipers of the Great War photographic exhibition, and Whisky Tasting at the National Piping Centre. Other free events include daily pipe band parades at Candleriggs and Music of the Clans in the Homecoming Tent.
Why not take a free tour of the Museum of Piping and discover the treasures, music and history of the Great Highland Bagpipe? For those who would like to get more hands on, there are sessions where you can have a go at the pipes yourself, as well as Gaelic Taster Sessions, where you can pick up some basic phrases.
There is a Family Fun Day on Tuesday 12th August with activities including storytelling, highland dancing, face painting and a chance to try the chanter.
On Saturday 16th August the World Pipe Band Championships take place at Glasgow Green from 8am to 7pm. The competition will feature over 300 performances. The day will include The World Highlander Competition, the Ladies World Highland Games and the Highland Dancing Competition. As well as the competitions there will be a Flavour of Scotland food village and children’s activities to enjoy. Tickets for the championships can be bought in advance from www.theworlds.co.uk.
More info: Visit www.pipinglive.co.uk for the full programme of events.