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Edinburgh and Scottish History


BAGPIPE WORKSHOP - become a Scottish piper!


To the Royal Mile



Welcome to the enchanting world of bagpipes! Get picked-up at your hotel and join us for a captivating 1-hour private bagpipe workshop where you'll embark on a musical journey into the heart of Scottish tradition. This hands-on experience with our local partner is perfect for beginners and enthusiasts alike, offering a unique opportunity to master the art of playing this iconic instrument.

Workshop Highlights:

1. Introduction to Bagpipes:

  • Discover the rich history and cultural significance of the bagpipes.

  • Learn about the different types of bagpipes and their unique characteristics.

  • Ask any questions you'd like to your piping instructor

2. Chanter Training:

  • Dive into the basics as you receive expert guidance on the fundamental finger movements.

  • Practice on chanters, the precursor to the bagpipes, to familiarize yourself with the essential techniques.

3. Hands-on Bagpiping:

  • Transition from chanters to your very own piping bags as you take the next step in your musical journey.

  • Embrace the distinctive sound of the bagpipes and experience the thrill of playing traditional tunes.

No prior musical experience is required, making this workshop accessible to all. Whether you're drawn to the haunting melodies of the Highlands or simply seeking a unique and memorable experience, our bagpipes workshop promises an hour of fun, learning, and musical exploration. Unleash your inner piper and join us for a truly unforgettable adventure in the world of bagpipes!


Inclusions :   

  • A skilled bagpiper with more than 30 years of experience will be your teacher

  • Private workshop

  • Hotel  taxi pick-up - we aim to save the planet! if you'd rather walk to the meeting start point, enjoy a 5% discount on our other guided tours

  • Access to chanter and bagpipes


  • 1 guest - £740 per person

  • 2 guests - £370 pp

  • 3 guests - £247 pp

  • 4 guests - £185 pp

  • 5 guests - £148 pp

  • 6 guests - £132 pp

  • 7 guests - £113 pp

  • 8 guests - £99pp

  • 9+ guests - £90 pp


Dress code: 

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Cloaks, and kilts are of course welcome! 

 What to bring with you? 

Bring your confirmation, in your phone or printed to be checked by the guide  


Meeting point: 

Your hotel

Workshop times: 

All week between 09:00 and 13:00

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