We are pretty excited, as this Saturday 30 June 2012, Annan is hosting the British Pipe Band Championships for the third year running. Dad, a big fan of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, is going along with some of the young musicians in the family as it promises to be a great day out.This colourful event is one of the world's most spectacular gatherings of highland music and culture. With around 130 pipe bands will competing to be British Champions at their grade in front of a crowd of 6,000 spectators.
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British Pipe Band Championshipswebsite: http://www.annanchampionships.co.uk
For lovers of pipe bands it's a lot closer than the Edinburgh Tattoo as Annan is just along the Solway Coast to the East past Dumfries and an easy drive along the A75.
Tickets purchased in advance are priced:
- Adult £6
- Concessions £4 (retired, full-time student, unemployed, under 16)
- Family £15 (2 adults + 2 concessions or 1 adult + 3 concessions)
Tickets will also be available on the day at the gate priced:
- Adult £9
- Concessions £6 (retired, full-time student, unemployed, under 16)
- Under 5 Free
- Family £22 (2 adults + 2 concessions or 1 adult + 3 concessions)