Entrance to National Piping Centre, Glasgow, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on the National Piping Centre which sits proudly at the north end of Glasgow’s Hope Street although actually located at 3-5 Larbert Street.

National Piping Centre, Glasgow

This was formerly a Free Church of Scotland building dating from 1872 which could accommodate a congregation of 1000 persons. It is built of attractive cream sandstone and designed by architects, Douglas and Sellers to an Italianate design but with hints of Classical Greek.

National Piping Centre, Glasgow, Scotland

The centre is now dedicated to the playing of Scottish and Irish bagpipes: Great Highland, Scottish Small Pipes and Irish Uileann Pipes. Facilities include:

  • School
  • Rehearsal Rooms
  • Auditorium
  • Piping Tuition.

There is also a shop, museum and Piper’s Tryst Restaurant

The centre is easily accessible from central Glasgow and will be of interest to students of architecture and those who wish to connect with bagpipe instruments.

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