Piping Live! enjoyed a week filled with live performances, recitals, competitions, free concerts, workshops, and more, as visitors from all over descended on Glasgow for the festival’s 20th edition. The celebration of piping kicked off on Monday 14 with around 150 pipers taking to the streets of Glasgow’s West End as part of Piping Live’s Big Band event. This year marked two decades of the festival, which runs in the heart of Scotland’s cultural calendar.

The festival will draw to a close on Sunday, August 20 with daily music and entertainment taking place across the city as the Piping Live! Big Band brings the city’s streets and venues to life with the sounds of traditional music and Scotland’s national instrument. Organizers say all ages are welcome, with past events welcoming people aged 8-86.

Chair of Glasgow Life and Glasgow City Council Convenor for Culture, Sport and International Relations, Bailie Annette Christie, said: “The Big Band parade is a real highlight of Piping Live! – both for all those taking part and everyone spectating. Seeing pipers of all ages and at every level coming together to play is always wonderful, but being able to watch them joining forces to march as one as they parade through the streets of our great city is extra special.”

According to the glasgowlive