After a hard-fought competition on Glasgow Green this Saturday, Denny and Dunipace Gleneagles Pipe Band walked away with first prize in the Grade 2 contest. Second place was awarded to St Thomas Alumni Pipe Band from Houston, Texas and third was taken by France's Brieg.
Glasgow Green played host to more than just pipes and drums this Saturday, with the huge park filled to the brim with highland dancing, highland games, food and drink stalls and much more.
The World Pipe Band Championships mark the penultimate competition of the piping season, leaving only the Cowal Highland Gathering later this month – an event which also hosts the World Highland Dancing Championships.
As the sun began to set on a fantastic day of world-class competition on Glasgow Green, over 8,000 pipers and drummers that make up the 234 competing pipe bands marched en-masse to the grade one arena for the prize-giving ceremony.
After a rousing performance of 'Highland Laddie' by all of the massed pipe bands, silent anticipation fell over the multitude of musicians as the 2012 results were announced.
The grade one winners – and world champions of 2012 – were Northern Ireland's Field Marshal Montgomery who clinched the title for the second year running. Glasgow's own Scottish Power Pipe Band secured second place and Canada's Simon Fraser University came in third.