Bagpiper Blog

  • Glyn

    October 12, 2021

    A fantastic day today in West Linton, Peebleshire, to celebrate the opening of "The Knot". With the support of a mysterious benefactor, the property which was formerly the Red Cross shop was bought and transformed into an outlet for local arts and crafts people and community produce. The rain didn't stop people turning [...]

  • Glyn

    May 25, 2021

    These are a set of pipes I believe to be made by John Ban Mackenzie, who lived between 1796 and 1864. They belonged to a gentleman named Ken Macrae, who's 90th birthday I played for in January 2019. Sadly, on 26th June 2019 I played for his funeral after he passed away. [...]

  • Glyn

    July 11, 2019

    Today I was very happy to play as Joanie and Mark's wedding bagpiper for their elopement wedding at the picturesque ruins of St Anthony's Chapel near the foot of Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh. Only the happy couple, myself, the pastor and the photographer were in attendance, although there a number of curious tourists [...]

  • Glyn

    January 25, 2019

    Return of the Black Arrow Rocket One of the pleasures of playing as a bagpiper for events in Edinburgh is that I get to play at unique occasions. This one was truly that! Penicuik, just south of Edinburgh has not been a place associated with the space industry until now! On [...]

  • Glyn

    January 2, 2019

    Delighted to have been asked back to play as a Hogmanay Bagpiper for the second year in a row at the Fairmont Hotel, St Andrews for their Hogmanay celebrations. Playing with me as a Mini-Pipe band to play in the "Bells" and perform a short recital were piper and drummer friends and colleagues, Thomas [...]

  • Glyn

    December 18, 2018

    Inverness-shire Militia Plaid Brooch My mother was a great frequenter of Jumble Sales, Car Boot Sales and Charity Shops over the years, and would regularly come home with some great finds. I remember when I she found this plaid brooch for me in one of the regular Jumble Sales held in [...]

  • Glyn

    November 17, 2018

    Not my first time visiting the Discovery, but the first time to be onboard as a Wedding Bagpiper! This was for Andy and Yvette's wedding. I always like playing at outdoor weddings, and especially at a unique venue like this one. The Discovery, of course, is the famous ship which took Robert Falcon Scott [...]

  • Glyn

    November 12, 2018

    Today I was the Wedding Piper for an Italian couple at Seacliff Beach near Tantallon Castle, North Berwick. The wedding party was fairly small, but the numbers soon swelled with numerous curious dogs and their walkers who all stopped to look on! Today was a day for the Cameron of Erracht Full Highland Dress, which I [...]