The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association
45 Washington Street, Glasgow, G3 8AZ | Telephone +44(0)141 221 5414




Social Media
Read Guidlines

Bullying and
Harassment Policy
Read Policy

Next Event

All events for 2020 are cancelled due to

2021 Information

Playing Requirements

All 2021 Grading Changes

Prescribed Tunes


Date: Tuesday, 6th August 2013
Contributor: Ian Embelton - HQ

World Championships - Frequently Asked Questions


Media Center Image

We've put together some of the frequently asked questions and answers from our Twitter feed regarding the 2013 World Pipe Band Championships.

Band Member Entry:

  • Band members will only be admitted free if in uniform
  • There are no wristbands for band members
  • All band secretaries received a letter offering the advance purchase of reduced entry tickets for band members who perhaps didn't want to wear a uniform both days
  • Advance general entry ticket sales are available online until August 16th, savings and prices here
  • Without an advance ticket the entry price for a single day will be £14 (Adults), £9 (Children and Concessions)
  • Concession prices are available for students, senior citizens, anyone receiving unemployment benefits, and anyone registered disabled (ie 'Blue Badge Holders')
  • Children under 2 are free
  • The above information is specifically for band members who may not want to wear a uniform both days. General public please check day and weekend tickets prices
  • All playing slots for heats and finals are included on the draw for all Grades
  • Draw numbers for all heats are retained into the finals and give the playing order of all finals
Grade 1 Seating
  • There are NO Grade 1 Seating Tickets on Saturday, the complete stand will be open to ALL ticket holders on a first come first served basis.
  • On Sunday this stand will also be open during the Juvenile Final
  • Access will be restricted to Grade 1 ticket holders only during the Grade 1 Final
  • Sunday seats are now very limited, the final few are on sale via this link
  • There will be a Marchpast on both days of the Championships. Saturday for Adult Drum Majors, Grades 4A, 3B, 2 and 1. Sunday for Juvenile and Junior Drum Majors, Grades Novice, 4B, Juvenile, 3A and 1
  • The Grade 1 bands will parade during the Saturday Marchpast along with other bands
  • The Grade 1 announcements for the Sunday final will take place at the Saturday Marchpast
  • The Grade 2 bands will perform as centre bands on Saturday, the Grade 1 bands on Sunday
Web Coverage:
  • On Saturday there will be a stream available via the Worlds website. This will focus on the main Grade 1 Arena, so viewers will see all 24 Grade 1 bands play, 12 MSR and 12 Medley. The link for Saturday streaming can be found here
  • On Sunday the feed will come from the BBC, and will feature the Juvenile Final as well as Adult Final from the main Grade 1 Arena
CDs / DVDs:
  • KRL will again be producing CD's and DVD's for 2013
  • Only the Grade 1 Final will be covered
  • Advance Sales will be open in our online shop over the coming days

Ian Embelton
Chief Executive


<< All News


Latest News

Summer School receives generous sponsorship from McCallum Bagpipes

RSPBA Summer School 2021 - Online Summer School
Limited Places Available

World Solo Drumming Championships - CANCELLED for 2021

Minutes of the Board of Directors meeting in 29th May 2021

Prepare in advance for Practices

View All News

Latest Band
World Solo Drumming

International Solo Tenor Drumming






View All Band Summaries

Latest Drum Major



World Championships

North Berwick

View All DM Summaries

Upcoming Contest Draws


© The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association 2003-2020.
Permission must be sought prior to reproduction of any information on this site.