Next year, for the first time in its history, the Northern Meeting in Inverness will be held before the Argyllshire Gathering.
The dates for the NM at Eden Court Theatre, Inverness, are Thursday 20th and Friday 21st of August, 2020 Piping Convenor Alan Forbes confirmed today.
Said Mr Forbes: ‘As you may have heard Eden Court Theatre has booked another event for the week next year in which we normally hold the Northern Meeting Competitions.
‘We are only now able to confirm the dates for next year as Thursday 20th and Friday 21st of August, again at Eden Court. I am sorry that it has taken so long to get this settled and I hope it doesn’t cause too much difficulty with travel, accommodation and other arrangements.’
The Argyllshire Gathering, the other major piping event of the year, is five days later on Wednesday, August 26 (piobaireachd competitions) and Thursday August 27 (light music at the games.
All other arrangements for both gatherings will be as before. The World Pipe Band Championships 2020 are on the 14 and 15th of August only five days before Inverness giving an unprecedented run of high end piping.