The British Pipe Band Championships and Calor Scotland West Lothian Highland Games took place on Saturday, 30 May 2015 in Bathgate’s Balbardie Park, in beautiful sunny weather.

Spectators were treated to a musical feast with 134 pipe bands competing during the course of the day. Chieftain Alistair Todd presided over the Highland Games which kept the audience entertained with all the traditional events.

The British Pipe Band Championship moves on next year, but the West Lothian Highland Games will be back in May 2016.

The RSPBA chairman said “I would like to congratulate the organising committee in Bathgate for all their efforts in staging the BPBC over the three years and especially this year. Their excellent preparations made it so much easier for the RSPBA to manage the Championships on site and even the weather was perfect.”

Chairman of the Bathgate 2015 organising group, Alex Linkston said “we were honoured to stage the British Pipe Band Championships in West Lothian and Bathgate’s Balbardie Park was a fantastic venue. With such a huge undertaking, we realise that parking was more of an issue than expected and we would like to apologise to anyone who was delayed getting into the venue. We will certainly give further consideration to this in the future.”

“We are delighted that so many people enjoyed a wonderful day at the Bathgate 2015 events and we would like to thank spectators, competitors and volunteers for making it work so well. In particular we would like to thank Calor Scotland for sponsoring the West Lothian Highland Games. Alistair Todd, Calor’s general manager in Scotland, was an excellent chieftain and it was great to see so many past chieftains in attendance, especially 2014 chieftain, Susan Boyle.”

For results of the British Pipe Band Competitions, please visit the RSPBA results page at:

Results of the Heavies, Highland Dancing, Veterans’ Hill Race and iPad Competition can be found on our Facebook page.

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The British Pipe Band Championships 2015

Now in its final year of a 3 year term hosted in Bathgate, West Lothian, this years’ event is being held in Balbardie Park of Peace on the outskirts of the town. This beautiful park plays host to both events and is a larger venue offering on-site parking, additional family entertainment and the spectacle of over 130 bands competing.

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the sights, sounds and entertainment at Balbardie Park on Saturday 30th May.

The West Lothian Highland Games 2015

The Calor Scotland West Lothian Highland Games

The 44th West Lothian Highland Games combined the traditional events including: Highland Dancing, Caber Tossing and Heavy Events with a variety of entertaining stalls and attractions for all the family.

Children’s Entertainment

Throughout the day, there will be a wide range of attractions and activities available for children. The Kidzone Marquee plays host to a wide range of activities from Face Painting and Colouring-In to Animal Handlers and Magicians. There’s also ‘Body Glitter’, Lots of Games, sweets and more … (There may be a small charge for individual activities)

There are a number of stall & attractions around the venue – including many for children – These are provided by the individual stall holders and there will be a charge for activities such as bouncy castles etc..

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Family Entertainment

As well as the spectacle of the Highland Games and over 3000 pipers and drummers – there are a variety of other family attractions including: cookery and photographic workshops and demonstrations, stalls, historical re-enactments and activities from Medieval Methil, licensed bars (Adults only) and more –  ensuring there’s something for everyone to enjoy.