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Pipe Major John McLellan DCM of Dunoon (1875-1949)

Pipe Major John McLellan DCM of Dunoon (1875-1949)

By P/M Jim Henderson John McLellan, as I remember him, was a very shy and quiet individual, not given to pushing himself or promoting the great talent he possessed. Besides being a quite outstanding bagpipe music composer, he wrote songs, was a poet of some distinction and had a great […]

Pipers Meeting

Pipers Meeting

New Tunes from the Campbell Canntaireachd By Patrick Molard & Jack Taylor The last few years have smiled on the piobaireachd community, with a number of new collections and books published. These include Jimmy McIntosh’s collection, book 16 of the Piobaireachd Society collection, the new Sidelights on the Kilberry Book […]

Preposterous – Tales to Follow

Preposterous – Tales to Follow

A Memoir by Bill Livingstone. In the introduction to this book, Livingstone quotes David Sedaris saying: “A memoir is the last place you’d expect to find the truth.” This well thought out and classy statement sets up the understatement and humility I have found in these pages. I have a […]

Chef has right recipe to help charity

Chef has right recipe to help charity

The head chef at The National Piping Centre – Eddie Shaw – has served up a delicious recipe for a cook book in aid of a Glasgow hospice. His dish of Walnut Crusted Salmon with Sweet Potato, Kale Bon Bons and Spinach Pesto will feature in Glasgow Cooks Better, which […]

Panfried Lamb Cutlets

Panfried Lamb Cutlets

Here’s another recipe for you to try from the menu of the Pipers’ Tryst restaurant at The National Piping Centre’s base in Glasgow. Head chef, Eddie Shaw reveals how to make Panfried Lamb Cutlets and pear chutney with Dauphinoise potatoes and vegetables, which is a popular dish from the A […]

Panfried Pollock Fillet

Panfried Pollock Fillet

The National Piping Centre has an impressive standing in the world of music, but the emphasis on quality also runs through to the Pipers’ Tryst restaurant at their Glasgow base in McPhater Street. Head chef, Eddie Shaw has created a mouthwatering menu offering a range of dishes with a strong […]