Piping Instructor Vacancies – Two Teachers Wanted!

The National Piping Centre is now recruiting for x2 full time piping teachers.

The successful applicants will be required to teach students of all ages and abilities and to take a full part in the varied activities and developmental work of The National Piping Centre. Occasional travel abroad in order to teach in workshops and summer schools will also be a requisite part of this job. The ability to perform in public to a high standard is a desirable attribute for this post.

Appointments at The National Piping Centre will be subject to satisfactory clearance through the Disclosure Scotland Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme. The National Piping Centre will arrange and pay for an application to be made.

A job description can be found below or can be requested from Hayley McInnes, Email: hmcinnes@thepipingcentre.co.uk – Tel: 0141 353 0220.

To apply, please submit a Curriculum Vitae to hmcinnes@thepipingcentre.co.uk or send it by mail to The Principal, The National Piping Centre, 30-34 McPhater St, Cowcaddens, Glasgow, G4 0HW.

The closing date for applications is Monday 25th July 2016 at 5.00pm, with interviews to be carried out later that week.

Job Description – Piping Teachers July 2016

Changes to Canmore Bags

Statement from Canmore:

As you know the CANMORE® pipe bag is a technically advanced fabric pipe bag which is based on a specially developed GORE-TEX® membrane from W.L Gore and Associates (UK) Ltd.

Recently we were advised by W L Gore and Associates that the fabric we currently purchase from them will no longer be manufactured at their facility.  Over the last few months, we have been liaising with them regarding an alternative fabric.

We now have a new fabric which you should start to notice from the end of February 2014.  We would like to reassure you that the new fabric has the same technical specification as our previous fabric.

The only change you should notice is that all our bags will now be in the colour black, we will no longer supply the Canmore pipe bag in the colour green.  I can confirm that this makes no difference to either the technical aspect or indeed quality of the Canmore pipe bag.

We have taken this as an opportunity to move forward and over the next few months you will also notice that all our bags will have a new heat sealed Canmore Logo, this will replace the old original sew in labels.

Nothing else has changed, we give our guarantee that our bags will continue to be manufactured in the same way using the new advanced GORE-TEX® fabric (sold exclusively to Canmore Pipe Bags Ltd), we will continue to manufacture to the same high quality standard.

Spring Recital Series

Spring Piping Recitals 2014

A new recital series is coming to The National Piping Centre this spring, featuring some of the world’s best, newest and most exciting pipers.
21st February
Ladies Night
The all female line up on this special ladies night are Margaret Dunn, Clare Lynas, Caitlin McDonald and Sarah Muir.
Sponsoring this evening’s event is the Royal Scottish Pipers’ Society where Dr Martin Lowe served as Honorary Secretary for 14 years from 1997-2011.


25th April
The Scott Wood Trio & Guests
The Scott Wood Trio and guests get the Piping Centre rockin’ at this month’s recital.


16th May

Gold Medalists

A Gold medal is something which most solo pipers strive towards and may only dream of. Tonight’s players, Glenn Brown and Finlay Johnston, have both succeeded in this premier piping accolade.

20th June
Clasp Winners
One of the leading pipers of this generation Callum Beaumont is joined by multi-title winning Angus MacColl at this solo piping recital
**Note this event has move from 21st March to 20th June**



We invite you to come and experience excellence in piping, whether you have just started learning or have been involved in piping for many years.
Tickets £10 adults / £8 conc
For tickets please visit www.thebagpipeshop.co.uk

Christmas Opening Hours 2013

Monday 23rd
Tryst- Open as normal
Shop- Open as normal

Tuesday 24th
Tryst – 9am – 3pm
Shop – 9am – 2pm

Wednesday 25th

Thursday 26th

Friday 27th
Tryst- 12am – close
Shop- 12am – 5pm

Saturday 28th
Tryst- Open as normal
Shop- Open as normal

Sunday 29th

Monday 30th
Tryst- Open as normal
Shop- 9am – 5pm

Tuesday 31st
Tryst- 8am – 3pm
Shop- 9am – 3pm

Wednesday 1st January

Thursday 2nd January

Friday 3rd January
Tryst- Open as normal
Shop- Open as normal

National Piping Centre Shop Raffle Results

The winners of The National Piping Centre Shop Raffle are as follows:
3rd Prize winning £100 gift voucher for the Shop- Maureen Connor
2nd Prize winning a brand new RJM Chanter- Craig Jobe
1st Prize winning a set of David Naill DN5 Bagpipes- Bradford Hooper.

Winners will be contacted to claim the prizes.
Thank you for everyone who entered the raffle.

Christmas Opening Times

Mon 24th Dec – Open 9-12pm

Tues 25th-Thurs 27th Dec- CLOSED

Friday 28th Dec – Open 9-5pm

Sat 29th Dec – Open 9-12pm

Sun 30th Dec – CLOSED

Mon 31th Dec – Open 9-5pm

Tues 1st-Thurs 3rd Jan- CLOSED

Fri 4th Jan- Open 9-5pm

Sat 5th Jan- Open 9-12pm

Sun 6th Jan– CLOSED

Mon 7th Jan– Open as normal