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The The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is offering a fantastic bagpipe workshop for groups of 15 or more.

The evening will commence with a 4 dram whisky tasting hosted by Society Whisky Ambassador. Guests will then be welcomed by the tune of The Great Highland Bagpipe played by workshop host Louise Marshall.  During the workshop guests will learn basic chanter, discover how the bagpipes work, learn a variety of playing techniques as well as hear a brief history of Scotland’s national instrument.

More importantly, guests will get a chance to play themselves!

The workshop costs £ 55.00 per person and includes a 4 dram whisky tasting and the piping workshop.

For more information or to book, contact Mark on


Piper Louise Marshall

Louise is one of Scotland’s best known female piper. She Played for Benedict XVI and Her Majesty the Queen as well as entertained and welcomed Sir Sean Connery, Ewan McGregor, The Proclaimers and Susan Boyle to events in Edinburgh.

Brian May of the rock band ‘Queen’, Singer/Songwriter Paolo Nutini, former Captain of the English Rugby team Lawrence Dal-laglio and Bond Girl Britt Ekland have all enjoyed a fun bagpipe lesson with Louise.

Her father, the late William Joseph Marshall, was the piper at Gretna Green for 44 years. Louise, along with her sister and 2 brothers, accompanied her father during her childhood playing the bagpipes at the world famous ‘Blacksmith’s Shop’.