An army of staff and volunteers from Glasgow Life, Glasgow City Council and the RSPBA are involved in making sure the World Pipe Band Championships is one of the best events in Scotland's cultural calendar. Last week, their efforts were celebrated at the Scottish Event Awards, in association with Event Scotland, where the Worlds won in the Best Traditional Event category.
Ian Embelton, the Chief Executive of the RSPBA, said: "The Worlds have been associated with Glasgow for more than 60 years, but with the dedication of staff, in particular, those at Glasgow Life, the event has gone from strength to strength in recent years. This year, we trialled a two-day festival of the very best of the traditional piping competition, alongside the very best of Scottish culture and cuisine. The transformation of Glasgow Green is something to behold and none of it could happen without the hard work and dedication of Glasgow Life staff."
Colin Hartley, the Head of Events at Glasgow Life, said: "We are always looking at what we can do to improve each and every event we work on - and the Worlds is a great example of where, through partnership, we can keep developing and engaging with traditional and new audiences. We have such a wealth of creative talent in this city and our events, from sport to culture and everything in between, provide an opportunity to showcase to visitors and citizens alike. This is an award not just for our Events team, but for all of our colleagues across Glasgow Life, who support us in putting on such great shows."