European championship ticket deadline fast approaching

Deadline for Piping at Forres discounted tickets approaches

TIME IS RUNNING short for people planning to snap up advance tickets for the biggest event in the Moray summer calendar.

The European Pipe Band Championships – ‘Piping at Forres’ – will take place on Saturday, June 27 and is expected to draw thousands to Grant Park – many of them having snapped up their tickets early at reduced prices.

However, that offer comes to an end this Sunday – prompting organisers to urge people to snap them up rather than leaving it to the day of the event.

It will be the third year that Piping at Forres has been held in Moray and such has been the runaway success of the event for both the town and the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association the championships are to remain in Moray for a further three years.

Tickets can be purchased in advance until Saturday at Beaver Travel, Forres and Elgin or R&R Urquhart’s offices in Forres and Nairn. They can also be snapped up at Brodie Countryfare.

Advance tickets are on sale until Sunday through the Piping at Forres website – there is also a stand at the Forres Toun Mercat on Friday at which advance tickets can be purchased.

Prices for the event are as follows (on the day prices in brackets):

Adults (18-59) – £10 (£12.50)
Youth (12-17) – £7 (£8)
Senior Citizen (60+) – £9 (£10)
Family Ticket (2 Adult 2 Youth) £28 (£30)

Children under-12 are free if accompanied by an adult, although they must be in possession of a wrist band.

From Monday, June 23 tickets will only be available at the entrance to Grant Park on the day.