Piping At Forres, the European Pipe Band Championships 2017, takes place in the stunning setting of Grant Park, Forres on 24 June 2017.
Thousands of pipers and drummers from far and wide, in over a hundred bands, will compete to be European Champions in their grade. Drum Majors and Highland Dancers also compete in this event, run under the auspices of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association (RSPBA).
The event, sponsored by Benromach Speyside Single Malt Whisky, not only offers world-class piping but a range of other entertainment and over a hundred retail stalls. There are local producers showing why they have world wide reputations for excellence by showcasing their food and drink, and a craft and retail village with many beautiful, locally made items. Funfairs and beer tents add to the mix to make this a great day out for the whole family.
“A great day out in a stunning location with friendly locals” was one visitor’s feedback. Please come and join us!
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Logie Steading Photography Walk
Dates: June 25
Times: 11:00am – 1:00pm (approx. end time)
Cost: £20 (Children under 13 go free when accompanied by a paying adult)
A Photography Walk offers a friendly and informal training opportunity to brush up on your photography skills or learn something new. The Walk is open to all levels of photographer, from total beginner to accomplished, and all ages are welcome.
The Walk will last approximately 2 hours in duration, and follows a circular route along the riverside, stopping at many places on route to take photos. The Walk will be on woodland paths, which may be bumpy in places, and involves a short ascent and descent to get too and from the river.
As Walk numbers will be limited, a Booking system is in operation, and early booking is recommended.
MORE DATES/TIMES AVAILABLE: June 25, July 23, Aug 27 11:00am – 1:00pm and 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Other dates/times may be added as interest is gauged, so please check the Training Calendar regularly
Forres Highland Games, an annual celebration of traditional Scottish sport, music, Highland Dance and entertainment, will take place on Saturday 8th July 2017 in Grant Park, Forres.
Proceedings get under way at 12.30 pm with the Opening Ceremony followed by competition and entertainment from the best of track and field athletes, the “heavies”, highland dancers, pipers, grass track cyclists and pipe bands.
It is sure to be a colourful and enjoyable Scottish Highland gathering.
Entry Fees: Adult £6, Consession £4, Under 16s £2
Family Merriment; Pet Show – prizes for waggiest tail, best trick, unusual pet and loads more; Fun Games for All Ages; Bouncy Castle; Face Painting; Car Boot Sale; Craft Stalls; Drumming; Zumba; Bodysurf; Scottish Country Dancing; Willow Weaving; Roots, Fruits & Leaves; Miele’s ice cream; Refreshments galore; Treasure Hunt; Wheel of Fortune; Splat the Rat; Egg Catching and loads more ….
An afternoon of traditional village activities, with refreshments inside the JMI, a raffle, spin the bottle, splat the rat, nail the bale, book stall, plant sale and lots more.