The National Piping Centre and William Grant Foundation are delighted to announce that the Glenfiddich Piping Championship 2022 will return for its 49th edition with in person and online audiences from 10am on Saturday, October 29, 2022. 

The Glenfiddich Piping Championship was established in 1974 to inspire the world’s finest exponents of Ceòl Mòr or Piobaireachd (the great music) and Ceòl Beag or light music (the little music). Run by The National Piping Centre, the world centre for excellence in bagpipe music, and funded through the William Grant Foundation, the event is held annually at Blair Castle in Blair Atholl, Perthshire. 

•Last years winners: Willie McCallum was winner of the MSR; Jack Lee was overall winner; and Finlay Johnston was winner of the Ceòl Mòr. Photo: Derek Maxwell Photography

The competitors will once again be chosen from the list of qualifying events. The competitor list will be announced in September once all the qualifying events have taken place. 

Following the competition, the annual Pipers’ Ceilidh will start 8.30pm in the Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry, with a limited number of tickets for this also available for purchase, along with competition tickets. 

This year there will be a livestream option, as well as in person tickets available to attend Blair Castle, so audiences can tune in from around the world to the event. Tickets for both in person and livestream can be purchased now over at The National Piping Centre website: