SPBASA's Executive Committee approved on November 30, 2009 a new and improved criteria for hosting Gatherings. The new criteria establishes mainly that Gatherings will be hosted by pipe bands on a rotating city and rotating pipe band order, at an interval of 18 months. Though this has been the general pattern so far, this established criteria allows for long term planning. Both hosting and visiting pipe bands can now plan for at least three years in advance.
See the new hosting criteria.