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The Great Highland Bagpipe, perhaps the best known of Scotland's musical instruments and an ambassador for Scotland throughout the world, is accorded new prominence by the founding of The Piping Centre. We serve as a national and international centre of excellence for the instrument and its music. Close to the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, we incorporate a school with rehearsal rooms and a performance hall, not only for the Highland pipe but also Scottish Smallpipes, Uillean Pipes, Fiddle, Accordian and Drumming. There are also a museum and interpretation centre, and a reference library, as well as conference facilities and a hotel.

The Building

Our building dates from 1872. Discover some of its fascinating history here including the story behind our magnificent stained glass windows. >>

The Piping Centre provides facilities of the very highest quality for both the piping and non-piping fraternity. Visitors and regulars, from both home and abroad, will equally enjoy the experience, whether they come for study, performance, or simply pleasure.

Corporate Events

The National Piping Centre caters for a broad range of corporate events. If you need facilities for conferences and events, then our rooms will provide the ideal setting. With a number of different catering packages to suit all, and within walking distance of the city centre and railway station, it is an ideal venue for business lunches, meetings, conferences, business entertaining and private dinners.  Discover why many of Scotland's best known names already have us on their list of venues. [More]


Here at The National Piping Centre, we can make sure that your wedding is one that will be remembered for all the right reasons. With us, every little detail is attended to and every wish catered for - nothing is ever too much trouble.  Whether it is a big family wedding with all the trimmings or a small romantic ceremony with close friends and family, we will ensure your wedding day is one you will truly remember for the rest of your life. [More]

Special Occasions

Whatever your celebration, whether it's a christening, anniversary party, birthday party, reunion or Christmas or Hogmanay party, we have a venue to suit all your requirements. The National Piping Centre offers a traditional atmosphere, combined with excellent food and outstanding service, to ensure that your celebration is a unique and truly memorable occasion.


Our auditorium has proven an ideal setting for medium sized promotions, being a favourite location for festivals such as Glasgow's famous Celtic Connections. Contact us for more information on staging your concert at our facility. The piping centre has become a popular events venue, hosting many concerts across the performing arts spectrum.
Contact us to discover how we may help you plan your next important event or to see if we have a package that may suit your needs.

Up and coming Events

Wedding Opening Evening
Have you recentley got engaged and are still undecided on your venue? Or have you booked your wedding at The National Piping Centre and would like to see the set up before the big day? If so, then why not come along to our Wedding Opening Evening on 8th February, between 6pm-9pm.  
Wine Tasting, Canapé Samples, Wedding Music Planners, Florists, Photographer and Bagpipers are just a few of the services we will have on offer for your big day!  Please feel free to bring any friends and family along, and our members of staff will be available to discuss your plans and guide you around the venue.

Ceilidh Connections
The launch of 'Ceilidh Connections', our monthly Ceilidh nights, begin on the 23rd February 2007. The Ceilidh will take place in our main Auditorium and will feature the highly entertaining ‘Kilter' band. Doors open at 7.30pm and tickets are on sale for £10 per person. 
on't miss out on the chance to hear superb music and have a great night of fun! 
You can purchase your tickets on the door or visit
+44(0)141 353 0220 +44(0)141 353 1570

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