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How much is a Bagpiper?

How much is a Bagpiper for a wedding or event? These are my typical bagpiper hire prices for a wedding or event in the Edinburgh area.

If you’re shopping around you may see bagpiper hire prices which are both lower and higher than what I charge. I believe my prices are represent very good value, considering that I’m an established Grade 1 piper of many years experience, and the great deal of effort and investment I’ve put into acquiring top quality kilt wear which you will simply not see most other bagpipers wearing.

Scottish Bagpipers does not operate as an agency so there is no commission or agency fee added to the cost. When booking a bagpiper through an agency or venue you’ll usually pay a minimum of £50 more. If I’m already booked at the time of your event, I’m happy to recommend one of my Edinburgh bagpiper colleagues to you and let you arrange the fee. I do not book another bagpiper for you and charge any commission to you or to the bagpiper I recommend.

Please note, these are typical prices I charge for piping in the Edinburgh area. The prices detailed can be slightly more or less, usually depending upon the length of time you require of me.

Full Day Wedding - Ceremony + Reception

  • Piper to play at your choice of times at both your Wedding Ceremony and Reception
  • Ceremonial Full Highland Dress
  • Scottish Small Pipes
  • Available for photographs

Wedding Ceremony or Reception only

  • Piper to play at your choice of times at either your Wedding Cermony or Reception
  • Ceremonial Full Highland Dress
  • Available for photographs

Burns Supper Bagpiper & Toast Master

  • Piper to play for your guests and recite Burns’ ‘Address to a Haggis’
  • Pipe for guests’ arrival
  • Pipe in the Haggis
  • Address the Haggis
  • Available for photographs

Events and Functions Bagpiper

£130up to two hours
  • Events Bagpiper for Dinners, Functions, Corporate Events, Tour Parties, Birthdays and more.
  • Price may be less if required for a short period
  • Ceremonial Full Highland Dress
  • Available for photographs

Funeral Bagpiper

  • Funeral Bagpiper for the Edinburgh area
  • Lead in the hearse
  • Play for the coffin being brought into the ceremony
  • Scottish Small Pipes during the ceremony
  • Play after the ceremony during final respects