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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

Bride Blog: 4 Weeks to Go - Feel the Fear!

The excitement is building for Helen Wilkinson, The National Piping Centre's resident bride-to-be, with just four weeks to go until the big day! With that in mind, Helen's focus has turned to finalising arrangements, confirming details with suppliers, and, of course, her Hen weekend! Read on to find out more...

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Photo Blog: Styled Shoot at The National Piping Centre

We recently collaborated with some of Scotland's leading wedding suppliers on a styled photoshoot to showcase our venue. The Scottish Wedding Directory have featured the shoot in a blog post, which you can view here, but you can check out more of the beautiful images captured by Fiona Watson below! 

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Our Guide to... Wedding Insurance

Planning your wedding is one of the most exciting times of your life – so it’s understandable that the last thing you’d want to do is think about things going wrong! With so many expenditures to think of when you start organising your wedding, it’s not surprising that many couples question whether it’s worth shelling out on insurance too. But with the Scottish Wedding Directory finding that the average cost of a Scottish Wedding is almost £27,000, there’s undoubtedly a lot of money that could be lost in the event that something doesn’t go to plan…

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Our Guide to... Getting Married in Scotland

Scotland is a popular location for destination weddings - and it's no wonder! With beautiful scenery, romantic venues, and marriage laws that are much more liberal than in other countries, Scotland is the ideal place to host your dream wedding day. Here is our guide to getting married in Scotland... 

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Registering for Wedding Gifts

This week’s wedding news has once again been dominated by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, as the countdown to their nuptials gathers pace. You may have read that the couple have asked well-wishers to donate to homeless charity Crisis in lieu of any gifts, and it’s unsurprising that a couple who have everything would choose to give back in this way. But for other couples, it’s traditional to receive gifts to help set up home as they start their lives together. While many couples may feel uncomfortable registering for wedding gifts, doing so can help ensure that the items you receive fit your needs and style, and help make the experience easier for your guests! 

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Top Tips: Managing Stress

In honour of Stress Awareness Month, this week's blog takes a look at three of the most stressful situations you might face when planning your wedding - and how to handle them!

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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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