Pipe Band Competition

As well as the Massed Pipe Band marching onto the Games Field where up to 9 pipe bands combine to create an unforgettable spectacle, there are also individual competitions where each band competes against the others.

New area for the Pipe Band Competition

New area for the Pipe Band Competition

In 2013 a new piece of land was opened up alongside the existing Games field. This provided a much needed area for people to relax and picnic on and being elevated gives a great view of the whole Games Field. In addition there is a natural amphitheatre where the Solo Pipe competition is held. Finally the Pipe Band Competition has a new home where they can march in and play to the delight of the public and hopefully the judge!
The Pipe Band judged to be the best on the day will receive the coveted ‘Pipe Band Challenge Shield’


Abernethy Highland Games Shield

Abernethy Highland Games Challenge Shield, a unique trophy created for the Pipe Band competition by George Bain

Application Form

No application form required


2017 winners: Forres and District pipe Band
2016 winners: Huntly & District Pipe Band
2015 winners: Elgin & District Pipe Band
2014 winners: Huntly & District Pipe Band
2013 winners: Elgin & District Pipe Band