Parliament recognises Forres Events Ltd - Piping Hot Forres

26 June 2017

Regional Highlands & Islands (Including Moray) MSP, Rhoda Grant, has lodged a motion within the Scottish Parliament congratulating Forres Events Ltd on their staging of the fifth European Pipe band Championships.

Speaking today she said “ What this group have done for the economy of Moray has to be acknowledged and recognised.

"Having previously organised similar events in previous years the team behind this extravaganza have built up an expertise in showcasing such events which are also a great opportunity for local people to showcase their skills world wide.

"I have no hesitation in lodging a motion in support of Forres Events Ltd and their organisation of this particular event.”


Rhoda's motion 

Title: Piping at Forres


That the Parliament congratulates Forres Events Ltd on the success of Piping At Forres - European Pipe Band Championships 2017, which is run under the auspices of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association; notes that the event took place in the stunning setting of Grant Park, Forres, on 24 June; acknowledges that thousands of pipers and drummers from far and wide, in over a hundred bands, competed to be European champions in their grade; congratulates the overall winners, Inveraray and District Pipe Band; recognises that the event not only offers world-class piping, but a range of other entertainment and over a hundred retail stalls, and commends the organisation for the boost that this event provides to the local economy and the opportunity that it allows for local producers to showcase why they have a worldwide reputation for excellence in food, drink and craft.