Glasgow & West Scotland

World Pipe Band Championships to attracts crowds

Image caption Pipe bands have been gathering to compete in Glasgow from all over the world

About 8,000 pipers and drummers from 16 countries are competing in the World Pipe Band Championships.

Every year more than 200 bands attract thousands of spectators to Glasgow Green for the event which is affectionately known as "The Worlds".

The biggest competition of its kind, it is estimated to be worth millions to the local economy.

The championship, which has been held in Glasgow for more than 60 years, also features Highland dancing and games.

BBC Scotland's live web coverage can be accessed on, which will also have clips on demand, available worldwide, after the event.

Highlights will be on BBC One Scotland on Sunday.

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