The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association Chairman, Kevin Reilly, said: “We have worked extremely hard to return the British Championship to the calendar. We are honoured to be working with Andy MacDonald from YBD Music Limited who has made it possible to return to Forres after an absence of six years. Andy’s enthusiasm, passion and drive promises to bring something special to the local area.

The huge attendance this spectacular event attracts, and the numbers of bands competing, is testimony to how much these iconic Championships mean to the piping community and to fans of traditional Scottish music.

I’ve no doubt that this year’s British coming to Forres will be an unforgettable event. We’re expecting a tremendous turn-out, so I would urge everyone planning to attend not to delay in booking so they ensure they secure their tickets in advance.” Ticketing information will be announced soon.

YBD Music Ltd’s Andy MacDonald said: “I’m looking forward to the partnership with The RSPBA to bring the British Pipe Band Championships to Grant Park in Forres, this is huge! I’m very happy and excited with this significant win. The Championship will bring great joy to many and will be an excellent opportunity for family entertainment. I know this event will have a long-term significance, and the Championship is an opportunity to develop talent in the local area.”

Along with all participating pipe bands, we jointly affirm our commitment to promoting the rich cultural heritage and tradition of Scottish music through this event. We extend our gratitude to all competitors, judges, sponsors, and spectators for their support and dedication to preserving and celebrating this art form.

Together, we look forward to a day filled with camaraderie, musical excellence, and mutual respect.

As we join forces to present these extraordinary events, we invite you to immerse yourself in the magic of the pipes, drums, and Highland spirit. Let us come together in celebration, united by our love for music and our appreciation for the traditions that bind us.

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