Pipe Bands

The sheer brilliance of the pipers and drummers makes this an event not to be missed. If you want to see some of the very best pipe bands in the world on a truly spectacular scale, then the Cowal Gathering is for you.

We’re home to the historic Cowal Pipe Band Championship, first held here in 1906. The climax of the event sees all of the pipe bands get together and salute the Chieftain – one of the largest gathering of its kind in Europe. The sight and sound of 1,000 pipers and drummers playing ‘Highland Laddie’ in unison is an unforgettable experience. The bands then march through town, displaying their trophies to the cheering crowds.

Would you like to sponsor this event?

We would be delighted to speak to supportive businesses and organisations about event sponsorship. In addition to this space, your sponsorship of the Cowal Gathering  can be tailored to reflect your business corporate social responsibility goals, advertising strategy and community engagement activities. Your support will help the Gathering enhance our visitor experience, community work and competitor engagement.

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