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The Home of Scottish Piping

-since 1996- 

 

Established in 1996 as a full-time and professional business, making Piping Services Scotland the experienced option to provide your top quality piper

We make it easy to reach outstanding service.

We make it simple to satisfy your Scottish entertainment needs.

We make it hassle free to complete your perfect special occasion.

As well as our highly recommended Bagpipers, we also provide the finest quality of Traditional Drummers, impressive Full Pipe Bands. Amazing musicians in award winning Fusion Bands and party starting Ceilidh Bands. Whilst incorporating renowned Comperes, Toast Masters, Burns Supper Speeches and most importantly… Advice!

Who We Are:

 

Piping Services Scotland was set up in Glasgow in 1996 by Andy Melvin in order to provide a professional option in a market where it was very hard to find. Since then we have provided services to over 10,000 events which required reliability to the highest standard.

The Piping Services network is now managed by Andy Melvin and Iain Melvin. Iain joined in 2001 with Dave Johnston who now successfully runs Chicalba Bagpiping Services in Chicago.

Iain and Andy are both former Pipe Majors with a combined experience of nearly 50 years served in this position. Andy having lead Williamwood Pipe Band to two successive world championships in consecutive grades. Possibly the first time this has ever been achieved. He has been rewarded this with the award of a British Empire Medal!

We work closely with Williamwood Pipe Band, Iain is a founding piper of Saltire Beat and Andy is a past president of the Sandyford Burns Club. We have have over the years acquired a rich depth of different musicians, speakers and Toast Masters.

What We Do:

 

Originally formed to supply the best quality of pipers, we now provide all kinds of traditional entertainment for all occasions from Glasgow to throughout Scotland & North England, whilst every month or so we will have an engagement in the rest of the British Isles, Europe, Asia, Africa or the Americas.

Piping Services Scotland offers a number of services for a host of different Occasions. These include: Weddings; Dinners; Birthdays; Marriage Proposals; Private Functions; Burns Suppers; Funerals; Remembrance; Passing Out Parades; Concerts; Conferences; Tourist Entertainment; Folk Group Hire;  Parades; Gala Days; Fetes; Tuition; plus much more…

If it’s not Piping Services Scotland, it’s not Piping Services.

“A big Thank-you to Andy for piping at our recent wedding at Mar Hall. We are extremely grateful for his fabulous piping on the day and for taking time to get to know us. We would thoroughly recommend Andy and Piping Services Scotland to anyone.”
Cameron Aitchison

“A huge thank you to all at Piping Services Scotland for the fantastic service and especially to Lewis for piping at my wedding recently. He was amazing from start to finish and I can’t thank him enough. I would highly recommend you to everyone.”
Yvonne Clark

“Best in the business. Totally made our wedding day. Nothing was too much trouble. We had 2 pipers and a drummer and all 3 were absolutely amazing. Sounded incredible. Can’t recommend these guys enough.”
Claire Gillies

“Thank you so much to Iain for making our wedding day so so special! It wouldn’t have been the same without such an amazing piper! Very professional and such a lovely guy! Thank you!!”
Lorenzo Hepburn

Scottish Musicians for Every Occasion

While the Famous Scottish Piper provides an atmosphere for all kinds of weddings and events, there are musicians and artists that we provide regularly from Glasgow to much further afield.

From weddings and corporate events, through to other life events including engagement parties and funerals.

We frequently provide bagpipers and drummers, harpists, ceilidh bands, a bagpiper playing with Scottish Highland Dancers all the way through to a Robert Burns recital such as the Address to the Haggis. Or why not hire Confetti Award Winning Saltire Beat Ltd. based in Glasgow. All available to book effortlessly, contact us now with your date for a quick quote.

From welcoming your guests to your event, to bringing your party to a close we guarantee every performance when you book your musician with us.

Check our many recent happy reviews!

 

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Cornhill Castle wedding Bagpiper

Wedding Pipers

 It is our aim, to make it easy to hire Scottish Wedding Bagpipers.

With 25 years and 10,000 wedding piper bookings under our belt, contact us now for a quote and we will quickly let you know if we are available and we will help you to be able to build the day you want.

We will create a wedding piper package, tailored to make your wedding sound awe inspiring.

From arrival of guests to your ceremony, wedding parties arriving at your hotel, we will discuss right the way through to your favourite tune to have your bagpiper lead you in to the top table.

With many reviews, get in touch and we will get started on the package to help you book one of our available bagpipers.

From Glasgow to Edinburgh, Lanarkshire to Loch Lomond, Stirling to Ayrshire, Inverclyde to Fife – we are the experts in providing event music to have your guests talking about your wedding piper for years.

Get in touch now, to book your bagpiper today!

Funeral Pipers

There’s no more important occasion to ensure you get the music perfect than a funeral. With us you can have the comfort of booking a World Championship winning Pipe Major to play appropriate music as family and friends arrive at the ceremony venue right the way through to departing the funeral.

We have bagpipers available to hire throughout the Greater Glasgow area and beyond if needed.

Please check the reviews from our many events we have performed at, so you know when you use one of our funeral bagpipers you may have the peace of mind the music for the day is in good hands.

Get in touch for a quote and we will quickly let you know if we are available, and make it easy to hire a quality assured bagpiper for your loved one’s funeral.

 

East Kilbride Funeral

Professional piper available for stunning Mar Hall and also Ingliston Country Club and Equestrian Centre. Available in full military attire at beautiful Glenskirlie House and Castle, Banknock, Airth Castle, Kincardine Bridge. Events at Western House at Ayr Racecourse, and Seamill Hydro venue. also Enterkine House Hotel, the grand Savoy Hotel in lovely Ayr and Gailes Hotel with a bit of golf in Irvine. Music requests at Baroque Kelvingrove Museum, Grosvenor Hilton in up market Glasgow West End and Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. We provide quality memories at brand new Enterkine House Hotel, Ayr, Burnhouse Manor, Beith and Culzean Castle, South Ayrshire. Piper available at Radisson Red, Grand Central Hotel, Barony Hall, University of Strathclyde and Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow. Choose an experienced professional event piper at the Redhurst Hotel, Giffnock, Carmichael Hall in leafy Eastwood Park, next to Rouken Glen and David Lloyd. Looking for a full highland regalia piper at gorgeous Roebank Hotel in Beith, Brisbane House in Largs or the Waterside Hotel, West Kilbride? Get quality bagpipe entertainment at King Robert Hotel in Bannockburn, the Old Course, St Andrews or Prestonfield, Edinburgh. Find reviews for a local pipe band at Orchard Park Hotel, Giffnock, Eastwood House and the Bruce Hotel in East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire. Do you need 30 years experienced perform for weddings funerals and more at Oran Mor, Trump Turnberry, Carlowrie Castle and Glasgow University Chapel? Including evening dinner booking at Torrance Hotel, East Kilbride, Buchanan Arms Hotel & Spa Loch Lomond, Boclair House Hotel, Milngavie and The Parsonage at Dunmore Park. Use bagpipers to create birthday memories at the Holiday Inn, East Kilbride, Castle Rooms at Uddingston, Rutherglen Town Hall, Bothwell Bridge Hotel, Kings Park Hotel, Glasgow Argyle Hotel, Burnside Hotel near Rutherglen or Alona Hotel, Strathclyde Country Park. Local experience available at Eglinton Arms Hotel in Eaglesham, Hamilton Park Racecourse, Sherbrooke Castle Hotel in sunny Pollockshields, haunting Bothwell Castle, Macdonald Crutherland House and it’s amazing gardens, Crossbasket Castle, just off the M74 or Redhurst Hotel near Clarkston. Choose a pipe major with many reviews for weddings in Chatelherault Country Park in Hamilton, East Kilbride Registry Office, award winning Busby Hotel, the Parkville, in picturesque Blantyre, spacious Destiny in Shawlands or the lawns of Best Western Strathaven Hotel. Add unique requirements at the Ferry on the Glasgow Clyde, Newton Mearns’ Parklands Hotel & Country Club, The Village Hotel Glasgow, Pollokshields Burgh Hall or indeed Pollokshaws Burgh Hall both on Glasgow’s South Side near the lovely refurbished 10 Queens Drive, Hampden. Experienced professional available in Hilton Garden Inn, Glasgow, leafy Eastwood Registry Office, incredible Glasgow Cathedral, exclusive Citation Glasgow, 200 St Vincent Street in the bustling city, or up at the top of the hill at Malmaison. Need music prior to corporate event at The Swallow Hotel, home of Scotland Hampden Park Stadium of Murrayfield, massive Scottish Exhibition Campus or world-renowned Hydro Arena, Marriot Hotel Glasgow or the Hilton, William Street or a trip to Edinburgh Castle? Every corporate event venue in Glasgow area including Beardmore Hotel and Conference Centre, the treasure that is Trades Halls of Glasgow, private 29 Royal Exchange Square, arty Arta, sporty Ibrox Stadium and green Celtic Park, Menzies Hotel, or even St Andrews in the Square, Candleriggs. Call 30 years established entertainment company to St Peter’s Pollock, Hotel Du Vin, One Devonshire Gardens, marble Glasgow City chambers MacIntosh’s House for an Art Lover, Go Glasgow Hotel, the Village Hotel Glasgow, stunning Blythswood Hotel Glasgow, modern Radisson Blu, the lavish Corinthian Club or the smart choice at Fifteen Ninety Nine, royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. Full reviews for weddings funerals and more at Eagle Lodge Bishopbriggs, sandstone Partick Burgh Hall, Best Western Garfield House Hotel, stunning Macdonald Forest Hills, Altskeith Country House, Solsgirth House, Culcreuch Castle, Fintry, handy Castlecary Hotel, bespoke Fullerton Suite and the Crowwood Hotel. Looking for full highland weddings experience in central Montrose Street Registry Office, hidden gem Kincaid House Hotel, converted Cottiers, rustic Kinkell Byre, north side’s Glazert Country House, classy Westerwood Hotel, Doubletree by Hilton, imposing Stirling Castle, posh Fairfield House Hotel, sprawling grounds of Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, cosy Windmill Barn, the understated Roman Camp Hotel, Callender or the gateway to Loch Lomond at Dumbuck House Hotel. Do you need piper reviews for booking your event at handy West on the Green, St Luke’s, Glasgow, famous Barrowlands, landmark Crowne Plaza, Glasgow, old favourite Kelvin Park Lorne Hotel, antique Stirling Highland Hotel next to Colessio Hotel, Harelaw Farm, spacious Paisley Town Hall or handy for flights Normandy Hotel, Renfrew? Give thanks back with music at Watermill Hotel in Paisley, Lynnhurst Hotel in Johnstone, the jail at Inverary Castle, secluded Carrick Castle, fun at Fruin Farm, brand new Dalmeny Park Hotel at Barrhead, golfer’s Gleddoch House above Langbank, the estate at Ardgowan House or over to Mount Stewart Mansion, Rothsay, Bute. Choose really great bagpipe music across Loch Lomond with Strathclyde Uni’s Ross Priory, stunning Loch Lomond Waterfront, five-star Cameron House, relaxing Lodge on Loch Lomond, top rated views at Botruich Castle, old favourite Drymen Arms Hotel, bright and light Shore, Loch Lomond, ever busy Duck Bay Hotel, walk the pier at Cruin, Loch Lomond, lovely Gartmore Village Hall or even onto Roselea Hall Hotel. Book a pipe band performance at royal Marine Hotel, Troon, grassy Lochgreen House Hotel, legendary Brig o’Doon House Hotel, Charlie’s Dumfries House, East Ayrshire or in Kilbirnie’s Moorpark House. Find full bagpiper reviews for refurbished Corrie Hotel, Arran, Costley’s Highgrove House Hotel in Troon, also Ellisland Hotel, Auchrannie Hotel, Brodick, on the M77 – Fenwick Hotel, the Douglas Hotel, (formerly Fox Bar Hotel), country Boswell’s Coach House or village Dumfries Arms, Auchinleck. Experienced reviews in Lochside Hotel at New Cumnock, the Carlton Hotel Prestwick and Blairquhan Castle by Maybole. Booking pipes easily for unique wedding venue stunning Culzean Castle. Find a last minute piper at Sorn Castle, Lamlash Louse, Rowallan Castle or the Lea Park Hotel. Full event piper for Foxbar Hotel in Kilmarnock, Montgreenan Mansion or the Railway Inn Auchinleck. Find really experienced bagpipe major for Peebles Hydro, GG’s Yard, Gatehouse of Fleet, Laggan or the Radstone Hotel, formerly Shawlands Park. We have played bagpipes across great venues such as Hetland Hall, Gretna Green in the Scottish Borders, Tudor Hotel in Airdrie, Popinjay down the Clyde Valley and even New Lanark Mill Hotel. Book the sound of Great Highland Bagpipes at Newcastle or Carlisle. Looking for experience at the last-minute in Cartland Bridge, 101 Park Street, Coatbridge, Airdrie’s Excelsior Stadium or conference at Strathclyde Hilton. Add evening bagpiper finishing touch with simply stunning Houstoun House Hotel, sprawling Harburn House Hotel, rustic Dalfuff Farm or impressive Dundas Castle. Get information on how much it costs to book a pipe band at Deer Park, Livingston, Kaim Park, Bathgate, Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club, Midlothian or Norton House Hotel, Edinburgh Airport. Full professional for refurbished Cornhill Castle at Biggar, Broomhall Castle, the Cairn Hotel, or The Vu, both in Bathgate or Carberry Tower. Find a professional for Melville Castle or The Glasshouse Hotel. Local area knowledge at Doubletree on Bread Street or The Old Dr Bells Baths, Edinburgh. Use a company with really great reviews from when we played at The Balmoral Hotel and Holyrood Hotel in Edinburgh. Event piper available Mansfield Traquair and Braid Hills. Provide a full traditional touch prior to event at famous Royal Musselburgh Golf Course or fancy Eskmills Venue. Birthday bagpipers across Edinburgh including city centre Apex Hotel, Grassmarket or the Grosvenor Hotel, Edinburgh. Offer a sound performance for your guests at night in awe-inspiring Caledonian Hotel, Edinburgh or Dalhousie Castle. Last minute bagpipers for weddings at Cramond Kirk, Hilton North Queensferry, or Orocco Pier. See thanks and reviews for times at ancient Inchcolm Abbey, imposing Edinburgh Castle or haunting Paisley Abbey. Always be sure to call us for weddings at Linlithgow Palace, St Andrews Cathedral or Cromlix House. Need bagpipes played at weddings funerals or dinner at Inchyra Grange in Grangemouth, Pitbauchlie House or the Dean Park Hotel? Wedding venue requirements at unbeatable Edinburgh Castle, accommodating Kinconquhar Castle in Fife or a treat at Auchen Castle. See information on how much playing we can offer with Dunmar House, Broomhall Castle and Best Western Keavil House Hotel. Give night times pipes at venues such as Roodlea Barn, Powfoulis, Manor Hotel or the great The Three Kings. Have you asked for requests yet at incredible gardens of Rufflets, St Andrews, characteristic Hillcroft Hotel or the popular Glenbervie House Hotel? Always thank every guest’s arrival at Piperdam in Dundee, good Crieff Hydro, top rated Gleneagles or Dunblane Hydro, Doubletree by Hilton. Give us requests for playing tunes at welcoming Inglewood House and Spa, plush Dalswinton Estate or the Best Western Braid Hills Hotel in Dunblane.