Springfield Gets Into the Swing of Euro Piping Event

5 May 2013
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Springfield Properties has agreed to sponsor the Chieftains’ Tent at the European Pipe Band Championships that will be held at Grant Park in Forres on June 29 – a tented venue that will host top guests at a competition which will make its home in Forres for the next three years.

Run by the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association the championship is a world class event that will put Moray, and Forres in particular, on the global piping map as around 100 of the finest pipe bands battle it out and attempt to wrest the title from the current holders, the Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band.

Springfield’s presence as a leading Scottish housebuilder with sites throughout the country, will help underscore the nation’s profile along with trade stalls showcasing everything from local food and drink to the best of Scottish arts and crafts.

Alongside Springfield are some of the top businesses in the area including distillers and other drink producers, nationally-known bakers, travel companies, retail outlets, engineers and educational establishments. 

Chairman of the organisation who will run the championships locally, Ian Widdowson of Forres Events Ltd, said: “June seems a long way off but when you consider the scale of events, it is scarily close. We are overwhelmed with the level of support so far from Forres and Moray who will help us ensure the championships will be a world class event and that will show Moray off to Scotland and Europe.”