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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Friday 11 August and Saturday 12 August 2017​

More than 200 bands have entered the World Pipe Band Championships. See the competitor list here​. ​

See Friday 11 August competitor draw here​.

See Saturday 12 August competitor draw here​

Alongside the international pipes and drums competition the Worlds truly is a great family day out with Highland Dancing, Highland Games and a Kid's Zone! 

Kid's Zone​

The Kid’s Zone at the Worlds is the perfect place for the wee ones to play, create and be entertained! With a huge range of activities throughout the day including puppet shows, face painting, games consoles, glitter tattoos, arts and crafts, magicians, a visit from the Kilted Caricaturist and magic conjured up by our resident magician, plus interactive fun with the Glasgow Science Centre with the Bodyworks On Tour programme and the soft play Playbus – the Kid’s Zone truly makes the Worlds a fantastic fun day out for everyone! ​

The Kid's Zone is open from – 12.00 – 5.00pm

​​​highland dancing

Don’t miss the Scottish Highland Dancing Championships as part of the Worlds! Watch experienced solo dancers competitively dance the Highland Fling, Sword Dance, Seann Triubhas, Strathspey & Highland Reel, Barracks Johnnie and the Highland Laddie  to be crowned champions. Be sure to visit the Highland Dancing area at the Worlds – it’s truly part of the World Pipe Band Championships experience!

Highland Dancing takes place between 10.00am – 4.30pm


1 Highland Fling       
2 Sword Dance 
3 Seann Triubhas       
4 Strathspey & Highland Reel
5 Barracks Johnnie
6 Highland Laddie


​Age Groups​Events
Group A:  (7 & under10) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Group B:  (10 & under 12)1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Group C:  (12 & under 14) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Group D:  (14 & under 16)1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Group E:   (16 & under 18)1, 2, 3, 4
Group F: (Adult 18 yrs & over)1, 2, 3, 4

worlds highlander championships

Some of the most renowned strong men and women from around the world will be competing across several disciplines in a test of strength, stamina and skill. Classic Highland Games events include favourites such as the caber toss, weight throwing and the stone put. Don’t miss these warriors at the Worlds!

Highland Games takes place between 2.00 – 5.30pm


​Competitor Name​Info
Scott Rider (England)Commonwealth Games and Olympic athlete. One of the leading highland games competitors in the world. Current World Heavy Events Champion and Braemar Champion.
Lucasz Wenta (Poland)Now living in Scotland, Lukasz id the 2017 SHGA World Champion and holder of many games titles.
Vladislav Tulacek (Czech Republic)European Highland Games Champion – particularly good at weight for height and will be going for a new record.

Daniel Dorow (Germany)

German Highland Games Champion. Daniel has been competing on the Scottish circuit this year and has won a number of events.
Lorne Colthart (Scotland)Top Scottish highland games athlete and 2017 World Caber Champion.
Sebastian Wenta (Poland)Former Polish Shot Putt Champion, Highlander World Champion.
Daniel Carlin (Scotland)Scottish shot putt champion and regular highland games athlete – Airth Games Champion
Neill Elliott (Scotland)Winner of multiple Scottish titles in shot and discus – highland games stalwart.


​Competitor Name​Info
Kirsty Yates (Scotland)Scottish shot putt Champion, Commonwealth Games competitor and experienced highland games athlete. 
Pora Porsteinsdottir (Iceland)Former Iceland’s Strongest Woman, a keen highland games competitor and judo black belt. Pora now lives in Denmark and works as a radiologist.
Laura Marshall (England)Cowal Games Champion and Scottish highland games champion.
Shaunagh Brown (England)Commonwealth Games athlete, Women’s Highlander Champion, professional diver and plays ladies rugby for London Harlequins. Shaunagh won in Glasgow last year.
Laura Allan (Scotland)From Dunfermline, competes for Scotland in the wire hammer and a keen highland games athlete.
Mhairi Porterfield (Scotland)Wire hammer thrower and keen highland games athlete.
​           Zoe Yule (Scotland)Women’s highland games competitor and Scottish field ​athlete.


Check out our maps for Friday and Saturday at Glasgow Green.​

Friday 11 August map

Saturday 12 August map

Event Security

WPBC Search Policy

All persons seeking entrance to the arena acknowledge WPBC's right to search any person and their belongings to prevent unauthorised or dangerous articles being brought in which might be used to cause injury or damage to persons or property. WPBC may refuse entry to the arena any person refusing to submit to such a search.

Small bags, such as handbags and small carrier/shopping bags, are permitted into the venue and will ​be searched.

Larger items (A3 size/30cm x 42cm and above) will be searched and allowed entry at the discretion of the event organisers.

Prohibited Items

Any item that could be considered a weapon, including multi-tools:

Barbeques and other cooking devices
Glass bottles/jars/containers,
Professional camera/video/audio equipment,
Portable laser equipment,
Laser pens,
Gas or smoke devices
Air horns,
Spray paint cans,
Aerosols over 250ml,
Sound systems,
Unofficial tabards and reflective jackets,
Umbrellas within the Grade 1 seating area,

All of the above items are not allowed into the arena and will be confiscated upon entry. This list is for information and guidance however, it is not exhaustive, any items deemed inappropriate by the event organisors may be subject to confiscation. Any person in possession of prohibited items may be refused admission or removed from the event.