Who can think of Scottish music without bagpipes coming to mind? Pipes and drums have long been an integral part of Scottish military regiments and Scottish life, and are part of the traditions in modern Scottish life just as they were centuries ago. Performances and competitions for solo pipers and drummers, pipe bands and drum majors will bring the iconic sound of Scotland to the festival grounds all weekend. Be sure to see Massed Bands on Saturday with over 30 pipe bands marching onto the parade grounds to perform together! On Friday night, listen to classical bagpipe music as the best pipers compete in the Piobaireachd contest.