the national piping centre

bagpipe instruction in edinburgh scotland


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

The Great Highland Bagpipe is perhaps the best known of Scotland’s musical instruments and an ambassador for Scotland throughout the world. The National Piping Centre was founded as a charity to serve as a national and international centre of excellence for the instrument and its music. . Based in the city centre of Glasgow, Scotland, we incorporate a piping school with world-renowed piping teachers. Our auditorium is used for teaching, as well as hosting special events, and we are also licensed for weddings. We also house the Museum of Piping, which is home to part of the National Museums Scotland’s collection of piping artefacts, our reference library, as well as a beautifully designed, boutique 8-bedroom hotel and restaurant which serves traditional Scottish food with a modern twist.

The National Piping Centre, a charity registered in Scotland, 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 pleasure.


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