Update on Victorian Pipe Band Contest Season 2020-2021

Pipe Bands Victoria has this week received notification that the 2021 Geelong Highland Gathering has been cancelled due to the ongoing uncertainty around COVID-19.

Whilst Pipe Bands Victoria has not been formally advised, it has also been brought to our attention that the Daylesford Highland Gathering originally scheduled for December 2020 has also been cancelled. Band secretaries have been advised of the revised status of these two contests for the coming season.

The Branch is continuing to liaise with all promoters regarding the status of each contest leading into 2021, and will communicate advice as and when it is received. Whilst these recent cancellations are disappointing, we are acutely aware that the health and safety of members and spectators is the highest priority of both the Branch and our promoters. We look forward to Government advice enabling larger gatherings to take place, thus allowing the resumption of band practices and other activities.