Coming to Paisley for the British Pipe Bands Championships? We want to make sure you have a great day, so here’s a quick rundown of the answers to some of the questions we’ve been asked…

The essential info

What time is everything happening?

The first bands will be playing at 10am on Saturday 18 May. Bands will be playing throughout the day, and you’ll want to stay and see the march past of the massed bands at 6pm.

Where is it?

The championships take place in the St James’ Playing Fields, Paisley (scroll down to the online map near the bottom of the page).

How do I get there?

There is no parking at the event site, so this bit is quite important…

A free shuttle bus service will run you to and from the event site, from Paisley Gilmour Street station and also from our two FREE event car parks:

  • St Mirren Park, Greenhill Road, Paisley PA3 1RU
  • West College Scotland, Renfrew Road, Paisley PA3 4DR

Shuttle buses will run from XXam – XXpm and are every 10 minutes from XXam and every etc

We do have a limited number of on-site parking permits for disabled car parking. Please email us at to request a permit.

Do I need a ticket?

No, you don’t need a ticket. Please just come along and enjoy!

Can I get something to eat at the event?

Yes! We have a food village with over XX food traders etc







The event

So, what’s happening?

The main attraction will be the 123 pipe bands who will compete for the title of ‘British Champion’.

It’s a fantastic sight and sound – these are among the world’s best and this is a highly-competitive event. If you’re a fan of bagpiping music, you can’t miss this!

Is there anything for kids?

Yes, we’ve got loads of family entertainment. The Street Stuff team etc


Is the event site wheelchair-accessible?

Yes. The shuttle buses are wheelchair-accessible, as is the event site.

But please remember that the event takes places on grass playing fields and plan accordingly.

Will there be free drinking water?

Can I bring a dog to the event?

Yes – and we know you are a responsible dog owner, but please keep your dog on a lead at all times. The pipe bands really want to perform at their best, and a furry friend running among them won’t help!



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