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The National Piping Centre

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The Great Highland Bagpipe, perhaps the best known of Scotland's musical instruments and an ambassador for Scotland throughout the world, is accorded new prominence by the founding of The National Piping Centre. We serve as a national and international centre of excellence for the instrument and its music.

Close to the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, we incorporate a school with rehearsal rooms and an Auditorium, not only for the Highland pipes but also Scottish Smallpipes, Uillean Pipes, Fiddle, Accordian and Drumming. There is also a museum and interpretation centre, and a reference library, as well as conference facilities and a hotel.


The National Piping Centre 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 simply pleasure.

The National Piping Centre is located at the Northern end of Hope St.
There are two car parks within a five minutes walk to the National Piping Centre. The Cambridge Street Car Park is located on the corner of Cambridge St. and Cowcaddens Rd. A second car park is located directly adjacent to the National Piping Centre on Dunblane St.

Opening Hours:
Open Monday to Friday from 9am to 9pm, Saturday from 9am to 1 pm and on Sunday from 10am to 4pm (May - Sept. only).

Open Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 4:30pm, Saturday from 9am to 1pm and on Sunday from 10am to 4pm (May - Sept. only).

Piping Tuition
Available Monday to Friday from 9am to 9pm and on Saturday mornings from 9am to 1pm.

Piper's Tryst Restaurant
Open Monday to Thursday from 8am to 9pm, Friday and Saturday from 8am to 10pm and open seasonally on Sunday.

Contact Details:

The National Piping Centre
30-34 McPhater Street
G4 0HW
Telephone: 0141 353 0220