FAQs

What time will gates open?

Friday - gate opening time for all ticket holders is 8am.
Saturday - gate opening time is 7am.
these are also the times when the box office will be open for anyone wishing to purchase tickets on the day.

When does the competition start?

Friday's competition programme beings at 11am.
Saturday's competition programme begins at 9am.

How do I collect my pre-paid tickets?

If you don't already have your tickets but you have purchased them, then they can be collect prior to 4pm on Thursday 11 August from the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall or City Halls. On the day of the event they can be collected from the box offices at Glasgow Green (NB - on Friday, one box office is open, the North box office on Greendyke street).

Will I be able to eat on-site?

Yes, a wide variety of catering will be available on site, including, on Saturday, the Scottish Food Village, showcasing the very best in local produce.

Will I be able to drink on-site?

You are not permitted to bring your own alcohol, however licensed bars will be available on site from 11am both days.

Is it just a piping competition?

Friday's programme includes pipe band competition only, as Grade 1 bands compete for a place in the finals.
On Saturday the piping competition is accompanied with lots more to see and do: The Worlds Highland Games, World Highland Dancing Championships the Drum Major competition, and a Kids' Zone.
There will also be traders onsite selling souvenirs, gifts and Worlds merchandise.

Is there anything for children to do?

Yes, there’ll be loads to do in our Kids' Zone. Storytelling, face painting, a play bus, games consoles, sports come and try and arts & crafts will all be available free with your ticket to keep younger and older children entertained.
There are family discounts available for both days, and children up to the age of 5 go free.

What does a Grade 1 ticket entitle me to?

A Grade 1 ticket gives access to Glasgow Green from when the gates open, and a reserved seat throughout the day.  Grade 1 tickets are available for Saturday only.

What does a general admission ticket entitle me to?

This gives access to the whole of Glasgow Green, including on Saturday the Worlds Highland Games, Highland Dancing and the Kids' Zone. The Garde 1 Arena is open to all General Ticket holders on FRIDAY; seats allocated on a first come, first served basis.  

Are concessions available?

Yes.

What is a family ticket?

A family ticket represents excellent value for a family of two adults and up to 3 children. “Children” are from 6-15 years of age.  Those aged 5 and under don’t require a ticket.

Can I bring my dog?

Sorry, only guide/assistance dogs are allowed onsite.

Will there be a cash machine on-site?

Yes, but it would be a good plan to bring some cash with you in advance.  If you are buying tickets on the day, it would speed up your entry to the park if you have the correct change available.

Will there be toilets available?

Yes, there will be toilets situated around the Green. You will be issued with a free map on arrival which will highlight the facilities available.

When is the event in 2016?

Friday 12 and Saturday 13 August.​​