What bands are appearing this year?

marching pipe band in formation side view

190 bands are taking part in this year's competition from 15 countries across the world.

Competing countries include: 

Australia, Belgium, Canada, Eire, England, France, Israel, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Oman, Scotland, USA and Zimbabwe.

Check out all the competing bands below and their country of origin.

Grade One

78th Fraser Highlanders Canada
Closkelt Northern Ireland
Field Marshal Montgomery Northern Ireland
Inverary & District Scotland
Johnstone Scotland
Peoples Ford - Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia Scotland
Police Scotland and Federation Scotland
Police Scotland Fife Scotland
Scottish Power Scotland
Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia Scotland
Simon Fraser University Canada
St Laurence O'Toole Eire
St Thomas Alumni USA
Manawatu Scottish New Zealand
Canterbury Caledonian Society New Zealand
Auckland and District New Zealand


Grade Two

Buchan Peterson Scotland
Brieg France
City of Discovery Scotland
City of Edinburgh Scotland
Highland Granite Scotland
Kilchoman Distillery Isle of Islay Scotland
Los Angeles Scots USA
Uddingston Scotland
Manorcunningham Eire
North Statton Canada
Oban Scotland
Peel Regional Police Canada
Porlethen and District Scotland
Ravara Northern Ireland
Royal Burgh of Annan Scotland
St Joseph's Eire
Ulster Scottish USA
The Glasgow Skye Association Scotland
Worcester Kiltie USA
MacMillan USA


Grade Three A

Vale of Atholl Scotland
Buchan Peterson Scotland
City of Inverness Scotland
City of Newcastle England
Clogher and District Northern Ireland
Coalburn I.O.R. Scotland
Colmcille Northern Ireland
Kildoag Northern Ireland
Turriff and District Scotland
The College of Piping (Summerside) Canada
Milngavie Scotland
Dunbar Royal British Legion Scotland
Denny and Dunipace Pipe Band Association Scotland
Stockbridge Scotland
Matt Boyd Memorial Northern Ireland
McNeillstown Northern Ireland
Tullylagan Northern Ireland
Wallacestone and District Scotland
Drumlough Northern Ireland
Major Sinclair Memorial Northern Ireland
Edradour Pitlochry and Blair Atholl Scotland
City of London England
Robert Malcolm Memorial Canada
Deeside Caledonia Scotland
Kilmarnock Scotland
Mackenzie Caledonian Scotland


Grade Three B

Arbroath Scotland
Cullybackey Northern Ireland
Ayr Pipe Band Society Scotland
Aven and District France
Haileybury Australia
Niagara Regional Police Canada
Belgian Blend Belgium
Macanta England
Lower Clyde Pipes and Drums Scotland
Methil and District Scotland
Mid Argyll Scotland
Ross and Cromarty Pipes and Drums School Scotland
Scottish Borders Scotland
Tweedvale Scotland


Grade Four A

Uddingston Strathclyde Scotland
North Coast USA
Coupar Angus Burgh Scotland
Camelon and District Scotland
Strathendrick Scotland
Burntisland and District Scotland
Lochryan Scotland
Penicuik and District Scotland
William Kerr Memorial Northern Ireland
Raphoe Ulster Scots Eire
Kinross and District Scotland
Royal Burgh of Stirling Scotland
Cloghfin Northern Ireland
Kintyre Schools Scotland
Rothesay and District Scotland


Grade Four B

St Andrews Canada
Altnaveigh Memorial Northern Ireland
City of St. Andrews Scotland
Reading Scottish England
Hollymount Northern Ireland
1st Troon Boys Brigade Scotland
Letterkenny and District Eire
Riverside Alliance Belgium
Royal Air Force of Oman Oman
City of Inverness Scotland
Irvine Memorial Northern Ireland
Tulliallan Scotland
Clan Macbeth Netherlands
Govan Schools and Community Scotland
Sons of Holyland and District Israel
Barrhead and District Scotland
Royal Army of Oman Oman
The College of Piping (Summerside) Canada
Stockbridge Scotland
Black Raven Eire
Dumbarton and District Scotland
Fraserburgh Royal British Legion Scotland
Queen City United Pipe Band USA
Dunoon Argyll Scotland
Nottinghamshire Pipes and Drums England
Greyfriars Pipes and Drums Scotland
The Scots School Albury Australia
Irvine and District Scotland
Bready Ulster Scots Northern Ireland
Dumfries Scotland
Peebles Ex-Servicemen's Scotland
City of Aberdeen Scotland
Granite City Scotland
City of Discovery Scotland
East Kilbride Scotland
The Sons of Scotland Canada
The Scots College Old Boys Australia
Paisley and District RBL Scotland
Helensburgh Clan Colquhoun Scotland



Dollar Academy Scotland
George Watson's College Scotland
Preston Lodge High School Scotland
St Andrews College New Zealand
George Heriot's School Scotland


Novice Juvenile A

Dollar Academy 990 Scotland
George Heriotts School 935 Scotland
George Watson's College 369 Scotland
Stirling & District Schools Scotland
West Lothian Schools Scotland
The Scots College - Sydney Australia
North Lanarkshire Schools Scotland
High School of Dundee Scotland
St Columba's School - Kilmacolm Scotland
Glendora High School USA


Novice Juvenile B

Peoples Ford - Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia Scotland
Oban High School Development Band Scotland
Burntisland and District Scotland
Lewis and Harris Youth Scotland
Falkirk Schools Scotland
Sgoil Lionacleit Scotland
St Andrew's College Pipes and Drums Canada
Dollar Academy Scotland
St Columba's School Kilmacolm Scotland
St Thomas Episcopal School Scotland
Balerno and District Schools Pipe Band Scotland
Oban High School Scotland
Gordon's School England
Robert Gordons' College Pipes and Drums Scotland
Lochgelly High School Scotland
Lochgelly High School Junior Scotland
Renfrewshire Highlife Highland Scotland
Edinburgh Academy Scotland
The Scots College - Sydney Australia
Kilmarnock Schools Scotland
High School of Dundee Scotland
Renfrewshire Schools Scotland
St John's College Zimbabwe
Isle of Arran Music School Scotland
Tynecastle Scotland
West Lothian Schools Scotland
Bucksburn and District Novice Scotland
Preston Lodge High School Scotland
Dunoon Grammar School Scotland
North Lanarkshire Schools Scotland