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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 CVO, CBE, FRSE, FRSA, MA, CA - Lady Ivory, DL - Sandy Grant Gordon, CBE.    Read More

Royal Weddings... with a Scottish Twist!

This week's wedding news has been dominated by the engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – and we’re delighted for them! With many royal weddings of late including Scottish flourishes, and with St Andrew’s Day in sight, we’re wondering whether the happy couple might follow in the footsteps of other royals and add a romantic Scottish twist when they celebrate their nuptials.

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A Guide for the Best Man

Following last week's guide for the maid of honour, this week's blog turns its attention to the best man! As well as the speech, there are numerous other responsibilites associated with the role. Here's our guide so that you can keep the happy couple smiling all day...

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A Guide for the Maid of Honour

Behind every dream wedding, there's a supportive bridal party! The chief bridesmaid or maid of honour is tasked with coordinating the bridesmaids and supporting the bride as she gets ready for her wedding day. Our latest infographic gathers together the key things they'll be responsible for...

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Top Tips: Wedding Invitations

Ensure that those closest to you are there to celebrate your big day with our top tips for sending your wedding invitations!

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Bride Blog: Pressure? What Pressure!

The National Piping Centre's resident Bride-to-Be, Helen Wilkinson, is back to share stories and insights as she gets ready for her big day! As National Stress Awareness Day takes place in the UK today, Helen's latest blog has focused on how she's dealt with the stresses and pressures of organising a wedding. Read on to find out more...

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After I Do: A To-Do List

Whether you were planning your wedding for weeks, months, or even a few years, one thing’s for sure – the day itself will pass in a flash! While you’ll want to ride the post-wedding high for as long as possible, there are numerous tasks that you’ll need to complete in the months following the ceremony. Here’s our guide to the essentials…

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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 CVO, CBE, FRSE, FRSA, MA, CA - 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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