For the 2016 Summer Season, The National Piping Centre is once again looking for a talented individual to be the face of the piping to our museum visitors.
This fantastic role will see you host tours around our Museum of Piping, and conduct come and try tours with people from across the world as they visit us throughout the summer, as well as promoting The National Piping Centre and The Bagpipe Shop.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, friendly piper, with great customer service skills. If you think this could be you, download the full job specification here: Bagpiper host 2016 and send us your CV to email@example.com by 5pm on Friday 12th March.
The Uist and Barra Piping Competition is back for 2016. It will take place on Saturday 5th March at The College of Piping on Otago Street, Glasgow.
The line up includes our very own Principal, Roddy MacLeod MBE, as well as Callum Beaumont, Willie McCallum, P/M Gordon Walker, Stuart Liddell and more. Tickets are £12 and available on the door.
The SPA Knockout Competition is back this Saturday 6th February at The College of Piping, Otago Street, Glasgow for its 4th heat and features Douglas Murray vs Steven Leask.
Tickets are £7.50 on the door, and its 7.00 for 7.30pm start. A full bar service will be available, so be sure to come along early and enjoy a drink and ensure a good seat.
The Junior Piping Competition’s Event 2 – 15-17 MSR is now full, and we can’t take any further entries. Entries for the competition close on Friday 5th February, but entries are filling up fast, so please enter today! You can find out more here.
After the last of the first round competition last weekend saw Scott Barrie win through, the Scots Guards Club Knockout Semi-Finals are:
Sunday 21st February – Callum Moffat V Craig Sutherland.
Sunday 27th March – Scott Barrie V Ross Miller.
These events start at 4pm, at the Scots Guards Club in Haymarket, Edinburgh. Tickets are £10 each, which includes a curry after, and available on the door.
Join Pipe Major Gordon Walker at the Scots Guards Club, Haymarket, Edinburgh on Sunday 14th February, from 4pm for a recital. Tickets are £10 and include a curry after the performance. Tickets are available on the door.
The piper who led the famous McCrae’s Battalion – which included 11 footballers from Hearts, Hibs and more – out of Edinburgh on their way to the Somme in World War 1 was honoured yesterday with a memorial in Edinburgh yesterday. Sergeant William Duguid, who had a long military career, was utilised as a stretcher bearer on the first day of the Somme, where nearly 600 out of the 810 men in the battalion were wounded or killed.
To commemorate this service, the MacCrae’s Battalion Trust yesterday unveiled a memorial stone for him, to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Battalion leaving Edinburgh. You can read the full story on the Edinburgh Evening News website here
Join us for an intimate wedding open evening at The National Piping Centre sponsored by Glasgow’s loveliest wedding blog ‘Braw Brides’ on Thursday 14th January from 5.30pm – 8.00pm
Guest will be welcomed with a glass of sparkling wine and canapés whilst browsing The National Piping Centre and the suppliers from Braw Bride’s Wedding Directory.
The first 30 lucky guests will receive a goodie bag on arrival. To register for tickets, please head to our facebook page here
The International Bagpipe Conference will bring together bagpipe musicians, academics and enthusiasts from all around the world to the National Piping Centre from 26 Feb to 28 Feb 2016 for the third edition of the biennal International Bagpipe Conference.
This event is organised in collaboration with the National Piping Centre, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Glasgow University with the support of the Bagpipe Society.
From the ticket options please select the option you wish. The National Museums Scotland visit is free, however, you will need to provide your own transport. If you wish to go, please select the inclusive ticket option.
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The College of Piping is once again holding its annual Echoes of Oban Recital this year on Saturday 14th of November. Starting at 7pm, the Echoes will feature many of the winners from the 2015 Argyllshire Gathering including Gold Medallist John Angus Smith, Silver Medallist Sandy Cameron, Angus MacCol winner of the Silver Starl, Charles MacDonald winner of the MacGregor Memorial Piobaireachd, Sarah Muir winner of the ‘B’ Grade Strathspey and Reel and guest piper Willie McCallum.
Fear-an-Tighe for the evening will be John Wilson.
The ‘Echoes of Oban’ was an event held annually in the 1950s and 1960s, when the winners from the Argyllshire Gathering each year were invited to play their winning tunes at a concert in Glasgow. This gave those who had been unable to attend the Gathering a chance to hear some of the winning performances, while those who had attended were able to enjoy the performances again in a relaxed social atmosphere. The College restarted this tradition again in 2008 and has held it every year since.
Tickets for the Echoes are priced at £8 available from the College of Piping.