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
Entries for the Glasgow CLASP are now open and will close on 31st of March.
Please enter online here.
The 2nd event in the SPA series of Knockout Contests featuring:
Chris Armstrong vs Stuart Liddell – A veritable “Clash of the Titans!”
7.00 for 7.30pm, Saturday 5th December 2015 at the College of Piping – Otago Street, Glasgow.
Tickets £7.50. Full bar service available.
Come early for a drink, a chat and a good seat.
The event will be live streamed on the College website.
The ultimate winner will receive “The Piping Times Trophy” and a cash prize sponsored by McCallum Bagpipes.
Final is on 7th May 2016.
Callum Moffat won through to the next round against Greig Canning in the Scots Guards Club Knockout.
Both pipers produced an excellent afternoons entertainment. Next up is Scott Brodie and Andrew Wright on 13th December.
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.
» Get your tickets here!
Entries are now being taken for The National Piping Centre’s annual Junior Piping Championship, which will take place on Saturday 20th February 2016.
Click here to enter now. Entries will close on Friday 5th February 2016.
Our brand new, further education course – HNC Music – Piping, will start its first programme in January 2016, and then a new course in September 2016. We are hosting a drop-in Open Day here at The National Piping Centre next Wednesday 11th November 2015, where you can come along between 9am – 6pm and we will answer all your HNC Music – Piping questions. Its free and members of staff will be on hand to give you all the information you need about the new HNC Music – Piping.