The 2019 World Pipe Band Championships concluded at 7.45pm last Saturday. 195 bands competed across the grades at this year’s event. Our photographers were on the Green to capture the day. Here is a small selection of their photographs: “You must be delighted, Stuart. I bet you could, I don’t now, do the Slosh!” “Funny you should say that, Jackie …” Celtic (Nelson) Pipe Band from New Zealand. Men of Argyll. Mid Argyll Pipe Band plays to the line in Grade 4A. Robert Mathieson helps set up Peel Regional Police in Grade 2. The sun shines on Alen Tully and Gary West. Grade 1 announcer, Fergus Muirhead keeps his potassium levels up. Plenty of room in the Grade 1 arena grandstand. Here we go. David McCracken’s Royal Burgh of Annan heads into the circle at the Grade 2 qualifier. “Pipes up”. RSPBA Steward, Owen Sweeney lights up. “I said, I can’t find my pipes, have you see them?” SFU’s Jack Lee. “Ten minutes and we’re on.” Portlethen’s Julie Brinklow readies her troops. Foiled again. ScottishPower in final tuning prior to its Medley performance. The sky darkens and the heavens open during the March Past. “Only another 90 bands to go …” Well plaid. St Anthony’s High School from New York State. FMM marches into the circle at the Grade 1 MSR.