European Pipe Band Championships 29 June 2019

If you are visiting Inverness or the surrounding area, why not come along to Bught Park on Saturday 29th June 2019 for the spectacular Piping Inverness, the European Pipe Band Championships.

This is the first year that this prestigious event has been held in Inverness, and we are delighted to confirm that it will be staying here up until 2021.

Inverness will welcome pipe band and drum majors from many countries with particularly strong competition from Belgium, Denmark, The Netherlands, Switzerland, and of course Ireland.

The Pipe Bands

The Championships will have competitions across a number of grades and we expect some amazing performances. As well as the elite senior grades (Grade 1) there will be competitions through Grades 2, 3A, 3B, 4A and 4B, and the under-18s Grades: the Juvenile and Novice Juvenile bands, with the newest players competing as Novice Juveniles. On these grades, only the Pipe Major can be over 18.

Family Friendly Event

As well as the piping there will also be other entertainments for all ages and interests such as market stalls, a Craft Village and a Food and Drink Centre.

More Details and Tickets

You can find more details and purchase tickets for this event at

Other Piping Events

If you can’t make it to this event, then don’t despair as there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the thrill of the massed pipes and drums. In particular, we would recommend any of the Highland Games where pipe bands are a major attraction.

You can find more details on Highland Games on our Highland Games Page

Piping Inverness 2019