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The National Piping Centre exists to promote the study of the music and history of the Highland Bagpipe.
Patron HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, KG, KT, GCB.
Founders: Sir Brian Ivory, CBE, FRSE - Lady Ivory, DL - Sandy Grant Gordon, CBE.    Read More

World Architecture Day - Building Blog

Thinking of getting married at The National Piping Centre? In honour of World Architecture Day, which took place earlier this week, we thought we’d let you know a little bit about the history of our beautiful building and share some of our favourite photos, so that you can imagine how your day with us might look…

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Spotlight on... Our Autumn Wedding Fayre!

It's almost here - our Autumn Wedding Fayre takes place this Sunday from 12noon-3pm! Not only will you get to see our venue set up for your marriage ceremony, you’ll also be able to meet with amazing suppliers who can help you create your dream wedding. Here’s an introduction to who’ll be there…

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Feeling Crafty? Do it yourself!

With SWD's 2016 Wedding Census revealing that the average Scottish wedding now costs £29,904, it's little wonder that couples are feeling the pinch! However, if you're creative, there are numerous ways that you can add something special to your day without breaking the bank. Here are some of our favourite DIY wedding ideas...

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Unusual Request? Ask Away!

With more than fifteen years’ experience in creating dream wedding days, we’ve accommodated a range of special requests in our time, from having our pipers travel to play church ceremonies to flambeaux torches and pyrotechnics at the reception! If you’d like to add a unique element to your wedding at The National Piping Centre, we’ll be all too happy to help make it happen…

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Essential Questions to Ask Your Wedding Venue (part two)

Did you find our cut-out and keep guide useful when attending our Wedding Walkaround at the weekend? Having looked at the essential questions you should ask potential wedding venues in last week's blog, this week we focus on the key information that you'll need to know about the reception, food & wine and accommodation before making your mind up! Read on to find out more...

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Essential Questions to Ask Your Wedding Venue (part one)

With our next Wedding Walkaround taking place on Sunday, we thought we’d put together a list of questions you should ask when going to view a venue! We’d recommend jotting down the answers as you go, so that you have a comprehensive list of the information you’ll need and consistent answers so that you can compare the pros and cons of different venues easily…

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The National Piping Centre exists to promote the study of the music and history of the Highland Bagpipe.
Patron HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, KG, KT, GCB.
Founders: Sir Brian Ivory, CBE, FRSE - Lady Ivory, DL - Sandy Grant Gordon, CBE

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HRH The Prince Charles,
Duke of Rothesay, Patron

with Founders, Sir Brian and Lady Ivory and the Lord Provost Bob Winter on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Opening of The National Piping Centre.

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