Lewis Pipe Band are at Glasgow Green were today (Saturday August 18th) competing in the World Pipe Band Championships.

The biggest event in the piping calendar this year sees over 8,000 pipers and drummers from 214 bands and 13 countries, including Canada, New Zealand, Oman and Zimbabwe, competing at all levels.

Lewis Pipe Band competes at grade 3a, against a strong field of 24 other bands including the City of Chicago pipe band, the Scottish Society of New Zealand and Perth Metro from Australia. Bands from across Scotland, Northern Ireland and Eire join the Ramage City of Newcastle band from England to make up the full complement.

Also competing this morning at Novice Juvenile B grade were Sgoil Lionacleit pipe band, who earlier this year participated in Tartan Week in New York.

Picture shows Lewis Pipe Band with George and Larry Lamb, during filming for the Channel 5 series Britain by Bike earlier this summer.