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​​The biggest event in any piping fan's calendar is certainly the annual World Pipe Band Championships, affectionately known as 'The Worlds'. The event, delivered by Glasgow Life in association with the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association, has had a long association with Glasgow, and for many years has been bringing top flight international piping competition and a wonderfully entertaining event to the city.

The World Pipe Band Championships returns to Glasgow Green on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 August 2017​.

The winners of 2016 were Field Marshal Montgomery, a Northern Irish band​. In 2016, ​230 bands competed over the 2 days with 40,000 people in attendance over the 2 days of competition and thousands more following the actions via live web streaming.  ​