It is with great pleasure that The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association can announce the venue for the European Pipe Band Championships 2023. We are thrilled to inform you that we will be heading to Aberdeen on 24 June 2023. Our partners Aberdeen Inspired and Aberdeen City Council are already preparing to welcome you to this historic city. Our venue will be Duthie Park, situated on the south side of the city on the banks of the river Dee.
Adrian Watson, Chief Executive Officer of Aberdeen Inspired said:
“ We are absolutely thrilled to partner with Aberdeen City Council and the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association (RSPBA) in securing the European Pipe Band Championships for Duthie Park, Aberdeen, in 2023. This is one of the largest piping events in the world and will attract bands from near and far. The championships will bring many thousands to our city and we are delighted to work with our partners in realising all the opportunities that an event of this scale can bring, both in the short and longer term.”
Councillor Martin Greig, culture spokesperson for Aberdeen City Council, said:
“Bringing the Euro Pipe Band Championships to Aberdeen is a major win for the city. I am really delighted with this success. The musical celebration will give great enjoyment to so many and will be an excellent opportunity for family entertainment. I am keen for this event to have longer lasting significance, for example, by encouraging more young people to learning the pipe, and perhaps city schools to have a pipe band. The championship should become an opportunity to develop talent for the long term, helping us to make Aberdeen a city of music.”
Looking forward to seeing you all in 2023.