An aerial view of Battery Park taken in 2009 when it was the venue for the European Pipe Band Championships that year.

Geenock’s Battery Park has been confirmed as the venue for next year’s British Pipe Band Championships, the RSPBA confirmed today.

Greenock is within the Inverclyde Council area in west central Scotland and overlooks the Firth of Clyde. It is downriver on the opposite side of the firth from Dumbarton where the Scottish Pipe Band Championships have been held for a number of years.

The ‘British’ is usually the first major of the pipe band season.

As we revelaed here last week, all the other major championships have been confirmed.

The date for the ‘British’ is May 21.