The winner of the world’s biggest piping competition has been announced.
For the third consecutive year Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band from Northern Ireland have been crowned World Pipe Band Champions.
Runners up were Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia and in third place was Scottish Power.
Around 8,000 pipers and drummers, making up 225 bands, performed in front of crowds of 30,000 people across the two days.
This is the first time the annual gathering has been held over two days at its familiar home of Glasgow Green.
Ian Embelton, chief executive of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association, said: “Every year the standard of competition is so high but this year we have seen something extra special.
“The two day event allows us to drive the already very high standard to new heights and we’ll look forward to welcoming bands back to Glasgow Green next year for another unforgettable experience.”
The championships, affectionately known as The Worlds, have been associated with Glasgow for more than 60 years.
The chieftain of the World Pipe Band Championships, Councillor Archie Graham, said: “The Worlds is a cornerstone of our cultural calendar that Glaswegians look forward to every year.
“I’ve always believed that Glasgow Green is never better than when the bands are here competing and we’ve enjoyed some sensational performances. Next year the event will be held just after the Commonwealth Games which will generate even more global interest.”
Paul Bush, chief operating officer for EventScotland said: “Scotland is the perfect stage for events and following this wonderful celebration of piping, thoughts will already be turning towards 2014 when Scotland will welcome the world once again.”
The event is organised by Glasgow Life in association with the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association and marks the conclusion of the week-long Piping Live! festival.