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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 MA CA - Lady Ivory DL MA ARCM FRSA - Sandy Grant Gordon CBE MA.    Read More

Piping and Drumming Vacancies with the SSPDT

The Scottish Schools Piping Drumming Trust are supporting a number of new vacancies for piping and drumming teachers across Scotland. These two are now open for applications: 

Larkhall Schools - Bagpipe/ Chanter and Snare Drum Tutors Vacancy

An opportunity has arisen for a Chanter/ Bagpipe tutor and a Snare Drum tutor to teach during the school day at Larkhall Academy and nine associated primary schools and to develop a schools pipe band.  Funding has been secured by the Larkhall Youth Pipes and Drums Association to meet the costs of 12. 5 hours of tuition per week during the school term for both piping and drumming.  The roles are on a self-employed basis. The tutors must be able to support pupils to achieve to SCQF Level 6 through the Curriculum for Excellence and the Piping and Drumming Qualifications Board (PDQB) and must be able to develop a youth pipe band. Experience of working in schools and with groups of pupils of varying ages and abilities is desirable.

Applications will be by CV and covering letter. Closing date for applications is Sunday 9th June. Interviews will be held on 21st June and the role will start in the new school year in August.


Elgin and/or Forres Schools - Bagpipe/ Chanter and Snare Drum Tutors Vacancy

An opportunity has arisen for a Chanter/ Bagpipe tutor and a Snare Drumming tutor to teach during the school day in some of the Forres and/ or Elgin primary and secondary schools and to develop a schools pipe band in each location. Applicants may wish to work in one, or in both locations. The roles are on a self-employed basis. The tutors must be able to support pupils to achieve to SCQF Level 6 through the Curriculum for Excellence and the Piping and Drumming Qualifications Board (PDQB) and must be able to develop a youth pipe band. Experience of working in schools and with groups of pupils of varying ages and abilities is desirable.

Applications will be by CV and covering letter. Closing date for applications is Friday 7th June. Interviews will be held between 17 and 28 June, date to be confirmed, and the role will start in the new school year in August.

For both area roles please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an Information Pack

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 MA CA - Lady Oona Ivory DL MA ARCM FRSA - Sandy Grant Gordon CBE MA

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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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