Tag: Pipers’ Tryst

Ali’s dram good tune! / NPC seeks staff / Seumas’ Citadel

Ali’s dram good tune! / NPC seeks staff / Seumas’ Citadel

An award-winning young piper has turned whisky maker after being enlisted to play to casks of whisky prior to bottling to enhance its flavour. Reader, this may sound like an April Fool story but it isn’t. It’s definitely June 23 today! Dingwall piper and whistle player, Ali Levack, the 2020 […]

NPC marks reopening with music

NPC marks reopening with music

The National Piping Centre today opens its doors once again to the public. The reopening comes amid the Scottish Government’s easing of lockdown rules around the country. The reopening of the NPC’s city centre headquarters is limited to its hospitality and retail business. Piping lessons remain online for the time […]

MacDougalls gathering on new CD / Pipers’ Tryst hours

MacDougalls gathering on new CD / Pipers’ Tryst hours

A CD recording with a difference has been produced by the family of the late, great John MacDougall (1936-2016). The set of pipes played by John were made firstly for his father, also called John, by Charles Ewen of Aboyne in 1920. Ewen was a cabinet-maker who lived and worked […]

The Pipers’ Tryst: make a post-lockdown date!

The Pipers’ Tryst: make a post-lockdown date!

As lockdown restrictions are eased further in Scotland, The Pipers’ Tryst – the National Piping Centre’s quality restaurant and hotel – will re-open next Thursday (16th). A spokesman said: “In line with the Scottish Government’s latest advice, we have been busy making the necessary adjustments to the interior and to […]

Christmas comes to The National Piping Centre

Christmas comes to The National Piping Centre

The National Piping Centre in Glasgow city centre has a number of seasonal family events kicking off next month. This Sunday (December 1) sees the first of three Sing Along with Santa days. These feature ‘Piping Hot Santa Parties’ which are suitable for different age groups of children and include […]

NPC cook crowned Hotel Chef of the Year

NPC cook crowned Hotel Chef of the Year

Eddie Shaw, Head Chef at The National Piping Centre (NPC), won Hotel Chef of the Year at last night’s Scottish Hotel Awards. Eddie, who has been Head Chef at the NPC for over a decade, faced stiff competition from across the country to take the title. Last week, the NPC’s […]

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 […]