The National Piping Centre

The National Piping Centre The National Piping Centre, Glasgow was created in 1996, as the world centre for excellence in the promotion and study of the Great Highland Bagpipe.
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We offer world class tuition at all levels and in all teaching styles to suit your needs and location. This page has been created to keep our fans updated with details of everything that happens at The National Piping Centre including; * Schools at home and abroad, * Shop products and sales * Museum information *live music events including some Piping Live! festival details * and all things piping in general! Please feel free to send us a message for any more specific information or visit our websit

Looking for a way to make 2020 Piping Hot? The National Piping Centre's next term of Evening Classes starts from Saturda...
16/01/2020
Evening Classes - The National Piping Centre

Looking for a way to make 2020 Piping Hot? The National Piping Centre's next term of Evening Classes starts from Saturday 25th January. There are lessons on Saturdays and week nights at times to suit all ages and stages of learning. We also offer lessons at our City Centre and West End venues so you can choose where is best for you. The term is only £90 / £80 concessions so hear over to the website to find out more and enrol today!

Get your 2020 piping plans in place with our Schools! Our Young Stars for pipers aged Under 18 and the NPC Adult Gatheri...
15/01/2020
Seasonal Schools - The National Piping Centre

Get your 2020 piping plans in place with our Schools! Our Young Stars for pipers aged Under 18 and the NPC Adult Gathering for learners over 18 are now available to book. So head over to the website, check out dates and enrol today!

There's still time to register for Homburg! Our fantastic winter school starts from 2nd - 9th February, so head over to ...
14/01/2020
Homburg Winter School - The National Piping Centre

There's still time to register for Homburg! Our fantastic winter school starts from 2nd - 9th February, so head over to the website now to check out the teaching team and enrol today!

Promoting the study and history of piping in Scotland.

The Bagpipe Shop January Sale ends at Midnight tomorrow, Sunday 12th January! Head over now and grab a bargain!
11/01/2020
Welcome to The Bagpipe Shop

The Bagpipe Shop January Sale ends at Midnight tomorrow, Sunday 12th January! Head over now and grab a bargain!

The Bapipe Shop, by The National Piping Centre - one of the biggest independent bagpipe retailers in the world, stocking pipes from all major manufacturers.

News from The National Piping Centre: After 24 years at The National Piping Centre, Roddy MacLeod has decided to leave t...
10/01/2020
Roddy MacLeod steps down from NPC - Bagpipe News

News from The National Piping Centre: After 24 years at The National Piping Centre, Roddy MacLeod has decided to leave the organisation with effect from the end of May, 2020.
Please read the full statement from the board at Bagpipe.News here:

Roddy MacLeod MBE has resigned from The National Piping Centre (NPC). The NPC released this statement today: “After 24 years at The National Piping Centre, Roddy MacLeod has decided to leave the organisation with effect from the end of May 2020. “As Principal and Director and co-Founder of Pipin...

Who needs a little sunshine at the moment? The Celtic Festival Barbados are looking for pipers and drummers to join thei...
09/01/2020
Pipes and drums in Barbados - Bagpipe News

Who needs a little sunshine at the moment? The Celtic Festival Barbados are looking for pipers and drummers to join their ranks this May! Head over to Bagpipe.News to find out more and plan your trip today.

The 2020 Barbados Celtic Festival takes place on May 19-24. The festival has been held annually in the Caribbean island for 24 years and has grown to involve local schools learning Scottish and Gaelic culture through music and dance. Scotland has strong historical links to Barbados, with the purging...

Calling all Junior Pipers! Our NPC Junior Piping Compeition entries CLOSE SOON! Events 6&& - the Under 15 March and Stra...
09/01/2020
NPC Junior Competition - The National Piping Centre

Calling all Junior Pipers! Our NPC Junior Piping Compeition entries CLOSE SOON! Events 6&& - the Under 15 March and Strathspey and Reel is already full, so dont delay if you wish to enter any of the other events! Head over to our website now and enter today:

Promoting the study and history of piping in Scotland.

The big Bagpipe Shop January Sale ends on Sunday! There's 10% off across the shop (excluding bagpipes, lessons and gift ...
08/01/2020
Welcome to The Bagpipe Shop

The big Bagpipe Shop January Sale ends on Sunday! There's 10% off across the shop (excluding bagpipes, lessons and gift vouchers) online and instore so make sure your year is off to a piping hot start and grab a bargain now!

The Bapipe Shop, by The National Piping Centre - one of the biggest independent bagpipe retailers in the world, stocking pipes from all major manufacturers.

Join this year's 10th annual Homburg Winter School today. With teaching from some of the greatest pipers in the world, s...
08/01/2020
Homburg Winter School - The National Piping Centre

Join this year's 10th annual Homburg Winter School today. With teaching from some of the greatest pipers in the world, street parades, workshops, recitals and more, you can't afford to miss out! From 2nd - 8th February 2020 head to Homburg and be part of the Winter School! Find out more at our website.

Melde Dich jetzt an für die Homburg Winter School 2020. Erlebe individuellen Unterricht bei ein paar der besten Piper und Drummer der Welt, Straßenparaden, Workshops, Recitals, Pub-Abende und vieles mehr! Komm‘ vom 2. bis 9. Febuar in die Jugendherberge Homburg im Saarland, mehr Infos gibt’s auf unserer Website!

Promoting the study and history of piping in Scotland.

Our Evening Classes return soon! If your New Year's Resolution is to learn to play the bagpipes, or to get back to playi...
07/01/2020
Evening Classes - The National Piping Centre

Our Evening Classes return soon! If your New Year's Resolution is to learn to play the bagpipes, or to get back to playing then these fantastic 10 week courses are the best place to start. With days and times to suit all ages and lessons available at both our McPhater Street (City Centre) and Otago Street (West End) these are a great way to learn. Its only £90 adults / £80 concession too. So find out more and enrol for our classes beginning from Saturday 25th January.

Our Sale is still on over at The Bagpipe Shop! We open again tomorrow but you can shop online now at www.thebagpipeshop....
02/01/2020

Our Sale is still on over at The Bagpipe Shop! We open again tomorrow but you can shop online now at www.thebagpipeshop.co.uk for 10% off everything (exclusions apply)

Happy New Year to all our friends around the world! We hope to see you soon in the New Year!
01/01/2020

Happy New Year to all our friends around the world! We hope to see you soon in the New Year!

31/12/2019
NPCTeacher Highlights 2019

As we move into a new year, we asked out teaches to tell us their Piping Highlights from another great year of piping in 2019.

Our big sale continues! Head over to The Bagpipe Shop and grab a bargain to have a piping hot New Year! Go to www.thebag...
31/12/2019

Our big sale continues! Head over to The Bagpipe Shop and grab a bargain to have a piping hot New Year! Go to www.thebagpipeshop.co.uk now.

The National Piping Centre Junior Competition is filling up fast! Enter your young piper now to be part of this great ev...
30/12/2019
NPC Junior Competition - The National Piping Centre

The National Piping Centre Junior Competition is filling up fast! Enter your young piper now to be part of this great event on Saturday 15th February here at The National Piping Centre.

Promoting the study and history of piping in Scotland.

We are open again today for The Bagpipe Shop and The Pipers' Tryst Restaurant. Here are our opening hours over festive p...
27/12/2019

We are open again today for The Bagpipe Shop and The Pipers' Tryst Restaurant. Here are our opening hours over festive period.

Our Big Boxing Day Sale is now on over at The Bagpipe Shop, online today then instore and online tomorrow! There's 10% o...
26/12/2019

Our Big Boxing Day Sale is now on over at The Bagpipe Shop, online today then instore and online tomorrow! There's 10% off everything (except, bagpipes, lessons and gift vouchers) now! Go to www.thebagpipeshop.co.uk to shop now!

We want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas from everyone at The National Piping Centre.
25/12/2019

We want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas from everyone at The National Piping Centre.

Need a last minute gift idea? Get them a subscription to one of our fantastic magazines! Head over and register your pip...
23/12/2019
Magazines - The National Piping Centre

Need a last minute gift idea? Get them a subscription to one of our fantastic magazines! Head over and register your piper today for a great gift that keeps on giving!

Our Opening Hours change a bit over the next couple of weeks - here is when we are open for the festive period.
23/12/2019

Our Opening Hours change a bit over the next couple of weeks - here is when we are open for the festive period.

We have some different opening hours over the next few weeks. See below for our opening hours over the festive period.
19/12/2019

We have some different opening hours over the next few weeks. See below for our opening hours over the festive period.

Looking for great gift ideas? Our two fantastic piping magazines make a brilliant gift, that will keep on giving all yea...
19/12/2019
Magazines - The National Piping Centre

Looking for great gift ideas? Our two fantastic piping magazines make a brilliant gift, that will keep on giving all year round! With our bi-monthly Piping Today or monthly Piping Times publications, you will get all the news, features and more from the piping world. Find out more and subscribe today:

18/12/2019
Gaelic Festive Phrases 2019

Our Gaelic Classes are back in 2020 - but here is some everyday Gaelic that you can use to celebrate the festive season!

Join this year's 10th annual Homburg Winter School today. With teaching from some of the greatest pipers in the world, s...
18/12/2019
Homburg Winter School - The National Piping Centre

Join this year's 10th annual Homburg Winter School today. With teaching from some of the greatest pipers in the world, street parades, workshops, recitals and more, you can't afford to miss out! From 2nd - 8th February 2020 head to Homburg and be part of the Winter School! Find out more at our website.

Melde Dich jetzt an für die Homburg Winter School 2020. Erlebe individuellen Unterricht bei ein paar der besten Piper und Drummer der Welt, Straßenparaden, Workshops, Recitals, Pub-Abende und vieles mehr! Komm‘ vom 2. bis 9. Febuar in die Jugendherberge Homburg im Saarland, mehr Infos gibt’s auf unserer Website! https://www.thepipingcentre.co.uk/learn/overseas/homburg-winter-school

Promoting the study and history of piping in Scotland.

Still looking to get your Piper's Christmas gifts delivered? The last time for orders for UK first class post is 12noon ...
17/12/2019
Welcome to The Bagpipe Shop

Still looking to get your Piper's Christmas gifts delivered? The last time for orders for UK first class post is 12noon tomorrow! So only 24 hours left to get your gifts. Head over to the website and find out more.

The Bapipe Shop, by The National Piping Centre - one of the biggest independent bagpipe retailers in the world, stocking pipes from all major manufacturers.

Calling all Pipers and Drummers of the USA! The Virginia School of Piping and Drumming is back for 2020. There is once a...
16/12/2019
Virginia Piping & Drumming School - The National Piping Centre

Calling all Pipers and Drummers of the USA! The Virginia School of Piping and Drumming is back for 2020. There is once again a stellar line up of teachers for a fantastic week of tuition. Find out more online here and book now!

Promoting the study and history of piping in Scotland.

Strathallan are appointing a full time, salaried pipe band drumming instructor to join their growing team of pipe band i...
16/12/2019
Vacancies at Strathallan

Strathallan are appointing a full time, salaried pipe band drumming instructor to join their growing team of pipe band instructors. Find out more and apply here.

Fancy joining the team at Strathallan? We post all our current teaching and support staff vacancies here so please do check back regularly.

Our staff did their bit for Christmas Jumper Day today raising money for Save the Children UK. Never mind the Humbug Gru...
13/12/2019

Our staff did their bit for Christmas Jumper Day today raising money for Save the Children UK. Never mind the Humbug Grumblepants that forgot their jumpers though!

13/12/2019
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 2019

The best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear! Here's a festive tune from our Christmas elf today to get you in the festive spirit!

Our Late Night Festive Shopping is TOMORROW NIGHT! Head along to McPhater Street from 5pm - 8.30pm tomorrow, Thursday 12...
11/12/2019

Our Late Night Festive Shopping is TOMORROW NIGHT! Head along to McPhater Street from 5pm - 8.30pm tomorrow, Thursday 12th December for 10% off purchases (exclusions apply), mince pies, festive music - and one of these lucky dip gifts which our Chanter MacDuck has wrapped! Find out more at our event and we hope to see you tomorrow! https://www.facebook.com/events/423998428528405/

Looking for Christmas gifts for your piper from The Bagpipe Shop? Head over there and order now, as our last post before...
11/12/2019
Welcome to The Bagpipe Shop

Looking for Christmas gifts for your piper from The Bagpipe Shop? Head over there and order now, as our last post before Christmas (UK first class) is next Wednesday, 18th December at 12noon... so only 1 week today! There are great Christmas offers too on pipe cases, practice chanters, books, CDs and more! Go to www.thebagpipeshop.co.uk now!

10/12/2019
Peter Henderson Bagpipes - Christmas 2019

Our Late Night Shopping event is THIS THURSDAY! Plan your journey into town now for 10% off purchases, a lucky dip gift, mince pies and more - all while browsing at The Bagpipe Shop! There is a very special offer on R.G. Hardie & Co. Bagpipes too - 10% off all sets for 24 hours on Thursday 12th December! And here's our own Alisdair McLaren telling you about his set... so make plans to get yours on Thursday! Watch below then find out more about our Late Night Shopping event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/423998428528405/

Get your 2020 piping plans in place with our Schools! Our Young Stars for pipers aged Under 18 and the NPC Adult Gatheri...
09/12/2019
Seasonal Schools - The National Piping Centre

Get your 2020 piping plans in place with our Schools! Our Young Stars for pipers aged Under 18 and the NPC Adult Gathering for learners over 18 are now available to book. So head over to the website, check out dates and enrol today!

Want to get your piper something they will love, but not sure what's best? Get them one of our online gift vouchers and ...
08/12/2019
Gift Card

Want to get your piper something they will love, but not sure what's best? Get them one of our online gift vouchers and they can choose exactly what they want! Find out more over on our website now and get them something special this Christmas!

Gift Card - Online Shopping for someone else but not sure what to give them? Give them the gift of choice with a The National Piping Centre Shop gift card. Gift cards are delivered by email and contain instructions to redeem them at checkout. Our gift cards have no additional processing fees. When m...

Have you heard about our fantastic festive family events we are running this year? There is a chance to ceilidh the nigh...
07/12/2019
Festive Family Events - The National Piping Centre

Have you heard about our fantastic festive family events we are running this year? There is a chance to ceilidh the night away, let the little ones meet santa and even join us for Hogmanay! Find out more over on our website and book your tickets now!

06/12/2019
Niall Stewart performs March, Strathspey and Reel at the Glenfiddich Piping Championship 2019

Here is a festive Friday treat for you all! Niall Stewart's 3rd placed MSR from the 2019 Glenfiddich Piping Championship will get you swinging into the weekend! Enjoy! You can watch all the performances again over on our website at www.thepipingcentre.co.uk/Glenfiddich

PIPER performs March, Strathspey and Reel at the Glenfiddich Piping Championship 2019 A live March, Strathspey and Reel performance from the 46th annual Glenfiddich…

Give the gift of music this Christmas! If you know someone who wants to learn the bagpipes, then our Evening Class cours...
05/12/2019
Evening Classes - The National Piping Centre

Give the gift of music this Christmas! If you know someone who wants to learn the bagpipes, then our Evening Class courses are an ideal gift. Beginning from the end of January 2020, there are times, days and classes to suit everyone. Find out more and enrol your budding piper today!

Promoting the study and history of piping in Scotland.

We are fully in the festive spirit at The Bagpipe Shop and have a fantastic series of offers to help you get what you wa...
04/12/2019
Christmas

We are fully in the festive spirit at The Bagpipe Shop and have a fantastic series of offers to help you get what you want from Santa for less! There's 10% off Books, CDs, practice chanters, the deluxe starter pack and pipe cases! Head over to the shop now and make Christmas special for your piper

Address

30-34 Mcphater Street
Glasgow
G4 0HW

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 19:00
Thursday 09:00 - 19:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 15:00

Telephone

01413530220

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I have long been interested in the story of the D-Day Piper, Bill Millin. Without a rifle, carrying only his bagpipes, Bill piped on Sword beach wearing his father's World War I kilt. While there are some great articles out there and a few videos, there is very little that provided the details to the story. After digging into interviews with veterans, reading dozens of books and a little help from Bill’s son John, I pulled together what I hope is an interesting story as seen through the eyes of those who were witness to the legendary feats of bravery. “We were pinned down on the beach, many of our comrades dead or dying,” recalled Private René Rossey of No. 4 Commando, “but when Lovat’s piper walked up and down the beach, piping his lungs out, the Germans seemed stunned, as if they’d seen a ghost. They briefly stopped firing and we made it to the barbed wire at the top of the beach.” The book is available on Amazon in hard copy, as well as Barns & Noble, iTunes, Kobo and Kindle in soft copy.
Hi I am Jad From Jerusalem , i play the bagpipes mostly by ear , i would like to know how much is a one month beginner Course at the piping center ? thank you
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Is James Beaton available kindly let us know.
Found today on a bench @ Levengrove.
HELLO. IS THERE JAMES BEATON AVAILABLE?
Well done on your nomination for the Funeral Awards! Our team Fuze Foundation Funerals will be there. Would be amazing if you could like our page and support our work. We got a Fuze Ceremonies Summer Ball 2019 Help us promote and sell tickets and come along, going to be a great night and lots of amazing prizes. All proceeds helping people who can't afford a #funeral #celebrant
Don't leave it too late to enter the Pipe Band Competitions at Corby Highland Gathering. We have solo piping, quartets and the pipe band contests. You can download entry forms from our website; https://corbyhighlandgathe.wixsite.com/corbygames/services #corbyhighlandgathering #corby #community #pipebands #bagpipes #kilts
Have recently put some some original music online for free down load. Please feel free to have a listen
Fantastic experience!
To secure your place for Corby Highland Gathering 2019, complete our entry form now! Entry forms are available for Solo Piping, Quartets & Pipe Band Competitions. Solo Piping Entry Form; https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/23c455_ba89b3a02cde4353b7194e8a3709809a.pdf Quartets Entry Form; https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/23c455_5f810bc85a0049bd922ec3c4c29e6cbc.pdf Pipe Band Entry Form; https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/23c455_867263c3067b48288e834aed5f4ef88c.pdf We look forward to welcoming you to Corby Highland Gathering 2019 on 13th/14th July. #corbyhighlandgathering #bagpipes #pipebands #solopiping #quartets#community
Hello, can anyone tell me if Alistair fletcher bagpipes are still trading as I can't find a website or contact number. Cheers John