A few kind words from those who have hired me over the years, many of whom also contributed to my picture galleries.
“Neil piped for another one of our family weddings, my niece and her husband, Marissa and Lawrence. As a Church of Scotland minister I met him whilst conducting a wedding in Perth and since then I have always promoted him if anyone was looking for a piper. He is professional, approachable, happy and wonderful at what he does. I especially like the toast he makes just after he pipes the bride and groom in for their reception. Thank you Neil you are the best and I hope we work and celebrate together again in the not too distant future.”
Rev P Jill Clancy
Minister of Annbank l/w Tarbolton and Part-time Chaplain at HMP Kilmarnoc
“Neil played at our daughter’s wedding on 28th December and I cannot recommend him enough. He looked splendid and played beautifully. He certainly contributed to a truly magical and very Scottish wedding and we cannot thank him enough.”
“Thank you so, so, much for playing at our wedding. Brian & I have spoken so much about your piping since the wedding & both agree it was a highlight of the wedding. We hadn’t appreciated how much atmosphere piping would bring to our wedding – in fact we hadn’t even really been sure whether to hire a piper. Thankfully we did & thankfully we found you! You were absolutely amazing. So many people have commented to us how great they thought you were & you were so good with the guests & kids, and we’re so grateful to you for that.
We absolutely loved the Star Wars tune!!! We were so excited when we heard it & it definately took away any nerves before coming down those stairs (which I have dreamt about falling down for several months prior to our day haha!). We can’t thank you enough for making our day so special.”
Siobhan & Brian Sneddon
“I would like to express my gratitude and pleasure towards the service Neil offers. He played at our wedding vow renewal ceremony at Dunblane Hydro and we were extremely pleased with the standard of his playing, and his professionalism. The whole process from booking to the performance on the day was made easy by Neil’s friendliness and attitude. I would highly recommend Neil if you are looking for a piper for any occasion.”
Mick and Theresa
“We simply cannot express how impressed we were with your kindness, professionalism and talent! You were simply brilliant from beginning to end. You established an amazing connection with ourselves and guests. The pipes were greatly appreciated, as were the Highland dancers. You kicked the event off perfectly! Thank you kindly for these fantastic moments!”
Heather & Marc, Ethan & Eve
“Thank you so much for playing the pipes at our wedding in April, you went above and beyond for us on the day, even playing for longer than we had originally requested as we ran behind a little in the evening. All of our guests commented on how professional and friendly you were, we can ‘t thank you enough for being part of our special day.”
Margaret & Graham
“So many thanks for yesterday, your playing was amazing and of an amazing standard and you outfit impeccable. Even the venue commented that you are the best piper that plays there. When looking for a piper for our wedding we had a clear image of what we wanted. As a piper myself I wanted a piper that not only looked the part but also played to a high standard. Not only does Neil tick both those boxes he is a whole lot more as well.
Neil is a fantastic piper and so many of our guests commented on the high standard of his playing but also his turn out. He was more than happy to pose for photographs but also happy talking to people. From the minute we first made contact with Neil he was a pleasure to deal with and nothing was a problem.
If you are looking for a piper for any occasion I would highly recommend contacting Neil not only for value for money but also for he high standards of professionalism, piping and turn out but also his friendly manner. If I ever need a piper for an occasion again there is only one person that I would call and that is Neil.”
Ronan and Angela Gilchrist, Dunfermline Abbey and Forester Park
“Thank you for playing at our wedding everyone commented on how good your were and my dad especially keeps saying you were brilliant, from the moment you played you had tears in my eyes and even my dad had a lump in his throat. I am so happy that you played for us and that you were a big part on my special day. I would highly recommend you without a doubt. Not only did you do a great job but you looked the part and done us proud.”
Caroline Main, Keavil House Hotel
“Kyle and I would just like to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding on Saturday. You have made a lasting impression and have given our overseas guests lots of memories to take home.
500 miles will always have a special place in our heart and you played it so well.
Thank you again”.
The New Mr and Mrs McKinlay – Kelly & Kyle McKinlay
“Neil was our piper for our wedding at the New Club, Edinburgh in May this year and I would highly recommend his services. He was there an hour before the ceremony getting prepared and when my dad and I pulled up outside the Church to the sound of the pipes, the hairs on the back of my neck were standing on end. Neil had been so accommodating throughout and had asked exactly which tunes I’d like played at which points. Not only that, Neil must be the most handsome piper in Scotland and looked fantastic in his Isle of Skye kilt (another kind act – Neil asked in advance which tartan I would prefer him to wear)! He was so friendly and happy to chat to our many English guests, many of whom had not experienced a Scottish wedding with piper et al. Everyone commented that our piper was so friendly and it seemed like he was really happy to be there. The highlight for me was being piped in for dinner and his fantastic toast to us.
Thank you again so much, Neil, for being a major highlight of our day!”
Emma and Jon, Edinburgh
“Many thanks for Saturday night. You were fantastic with the audience and especially with our European guests.
I shall forward pics soon, and I’m checking others for VT. Sadly mines came out quite dark. So I’ll check with others including our Euro guests who I know were also recording the proceedings!
Once again thank you and thanks to the girls (Highland Dancers).”
“Thank you so very much for your performance at Clare & Ryan’s wedding on Saturday…. you were fantastic. The toast you do is such a lovley touch, all our guests really enjoyed the experience you gave us… brilliant!!
Thanks again Neil, Slàinte”
Karen & David
“So many thanks for yesterday, your playing was amazing and of an amazing standard and you outfit impeccable. Everyone commented on how good you were and how friendly you were. Even the venue commented that you are the best piper that plays there. We will be in touch when we get photos, many, many thanks again.”
Angela & Ronan, Dunfermline
“If you’re in any doubt which piper to book for your wedding, then look no further! Neil Bell is not only a fantastic piper, he is friendly, reliable, accommodating and excellent value for money. He really made our wedding, the atmosphere was fantastic. All of our guests commented on how good he was. We would recommend him to anyone!”
Dawn & Stewart
“I can’t recommend Neil enough. He made the whole process from initial enquiry to the day an absolute joy. He also gave us the choice of Tartan he wore on the day, which happened to match our wedding tartan he really did look the part in full uniform. Most importantly Neil is the most skilled piper I have ever heard, he was simply amazing and everyone commented on how good he was. Professional, talented and a great guy to boot. What more can you ask for! Thanks again Neil for making our day so memorable love Lynn and Alan Muir.”
Lynn and Alan Muir, Keavil House Hotel.
“We would just like to say a big thanks to Neil for coming along and piping at our wedding on in November. You were fantastic and everyone commented on how great you were. Thanks again.”
Claire and Garry Monaghan, Piperdam.
“Neil played at my daughter’s wedding at the Culcreuch Castle in October 2014 and I can honestly say he played his part in making it a fantastic occasion. From his personal appearance to his manner and his input during the ceremony everything was extremely positive. If you are thinking of having a piper at your event then I would say go for Neil you will not be disappointed. Neil takes the time before the ceremony to get to know which of his kilt outfits match the occasion and he also helps with the options for pieces of music to go along with your day. Thanks Neil.”
Iain, Father of the Bride, Culcreuch Castle.
“What a fantastic piper!
Our wedding was at Solsgirth house in August and a large number of our guests had travelled from Italy to celebrate with us. We had asked Neil if it was possible to learn and play the Italian national anthem on the day, a request that had been declined by several other pipers we’d contacted before Neil. Neil informed me he’d call me back shortly after my enquiry and after ten minutes or so, and him having listened to the tune, he said ‘No problem!’ This turned out to be Neil’s attitude from the first phone call until the day itself. He immediately put my wife and I at ease and his ‘can do’ attitude is exactly what you need when you’re stressing about the planning of a wedding! To say we were glad the other pipers couldn’t assist us is a massive understatement.
On the day Neil arrived early and looked immaculate in his full Highland regalia. The look on the Italian guests’ faces when they arrived to hear their national anthem being blasted out of the pipes was one of the highlights of the day and something they still talk about now. So on behalf of them, ‘grazie mille, avete fatto un lavoro fantastico!!!’ I want to say a personal thanks for helping to add the Scottish theme to the wedding. Outstanding piping apart, the Highland Dancers were fantastic and the Piper’s Toast in Gaelic was a brilliant touch. My English/Italian wife loved it at the end of the toast when you saluted her and begged her leave…even if she struggled with the accent!
We cannot recommend Neil and the Highland Dancer’s (Nicole & Alex) highly enough, they are friendly, professional and excellent at what they do. Thank you so much!”
Mike and Lucia, London
“Neil was our piper for our wedding at Balbirnie House Hotel, 2014. We found his details when we were searching on Google for a Piper for our wedding. After our first phone call, we knew immediately we had found the perfect Piper for our special day. Neil talked us through the very simple booking process and what we would expect from him as our wedding Piper. It was also very clear that Neil is passionate about what he does and is a true professional. Whenever I called him or emailed him in the run up to the wedding he was quick to respond to any queries.
On the day he was on time and was more than happy to have photos with guests, if asked. Some of my guestes had travelled a long distance from Hong Kong to attend our wedding and it was the first time for them to see a Scottish Piper – so Neil got lots of attention and requests for photos – which he was more than happy to do.
I would highly recommend Neil Bell for Weddings, Events or Corporate functions. He was easy to work with, responsive, professional and is a great Piper. For anyone looking to book a wedding Piper – hands down – Neil is the man! He even sent me photos of his kilts and colours and allowed me to choose what he wore for our wedding. Thank you Neil – you went the extra mile at our wedding and we really appreciated it.”
Sarah and Kenny Lau, Balbirnie House Hotel.
“Saturday was an amazing day, Derek and I thank you so much for playing for us. Guests commented on your choice of music, some said they had goose bumps, even a few tears! Job well done I’d say.”
Joan & Del
“A massive thank you for doing such a great job at our wedding. You looked and sounded great and really helped to make the day special. Lots of our guests commented on how good your piping was and how friendly you were. Also, the Piper’s Toast in Gaelic was fantastic and everyone enjoyed having that piece of tradition.”
Stephanie and Malcolm, Forrester Park Golf Resort.
“Thanks so much for being a part of our special day. Your piping was absolutely brilliant, so many of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the pipes and your toast. We really couldn’t have asked for any more. I’ll be sure to highly recommend you to anyone on a piper search!”
Lucy and Malcolm, Shieldhill Castle.
“Thank you so much for everything you did on our wedding day. Andrew and I could not have asked for anything better. The pipes and drum made our ceremony that much more special. For me, being American, it gave my friends and family something different to experience at a wedding and for Andrew, as a Scot, having you play gave our wedding a more traditional Scottish flare. You wereboth fantastic! And I would recommend you to anyone. Thank you again for everything.”
Maura Huntington De Felice, Culcreuch Castle
“Thank you very much for last night. You were fantastic and everyone commented on how good you were. I will definitely be recommending you to anyone I know needing a piper in the future.”
“Dave and I would just like to say a massive thank you to Neil for being part of our special day, not only for the professionalism he showed when dealing with us throughout the planning process, but on the day as well. It meant more to us than words can express that Neil went out of his way to learn a tune, ‘Unchained Melody’, which had such sentimental meaning to us, when other pipers wouldn’t give us the time of day. we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Neil to anybody, he was magnificent and many of our guests complimented on his performance and choice of tunes, especially ‘Waltzing Matilda’.”
Kim & Dave King
“Thank you for being a part of our special day, we were absolutely delighted with your performance and know our guests were equally impressed. Many of them were full of compliments for both your playing and your wonderful Piper’s Toast to the Bride and Groom. We would definitely recommend you and have already done so to close family and friends due to be married next year.”
Susan and Kristofer
“Neil, thanks you so much for being our piper on our wedding day on 3rd July. We thoroughly enjoyed having you as part of our big day. Thanks so much for learning ‘Wake me up by Avicci’ for our exit from the church. We are glad you enjoyed your day too. You were very helpful from the 1st day we enquired and we will highly recommend you to others we know getting married. Thanks again.”
Jennie and Ian Pearson
“I’d like to say a heartfelt thank you for adding such a special dimension to my wedding day. Not only did you play beautifully, but you were super-friendly and smiley, posing for photos with my guests and making sure I was alright before the big ‘walk-down-the aisle’ moment. You blew my English guests away, many of whom hadn’t heard live bagpipes before. Hearing you play ‘Highland Cathedral’ as I walkd towards my now husband is a moment I’ll never forget. Thank you so much. Oh – and you looked fantastic!”
Helen & Paul, Solsgirth House
“What can we say apart from thank you so much, you helped to add to our special day. You and your drummer were amazing and as half the wedding guests were English they were in awe. We received numerous comments from our guests to say how brilliant you both were. Our warmest of thanks to you both as you helped to ensure our day was unforgettable.”
Louise & Tom, Broomhall Castle
“Neil Bell was the piper at our wedding and he was absolutely amazing. We had a lot of English guests and they were absolutely blown away by his performance outside the church and when we were piped to the top table. So professional and charming with all our guests throughout the time he was there and we would highly recommend him.”
Janis and Eric Kane, Alloway
“Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed having you as our piper on our wedding day! Your music was amazing – I had no idea you would memorise the Aggie War Hymn! It sounded absolutely perfect! You were so personable and willing to take photos with our guests. Walking from Stirling Castle to the reception as you played the pipes was a surreal experience that we will never forget. We received so many compliments on the day! Thanks again!”
Kim and Frank, Stirling Castle (Both from USA)
“Absolutely fantastic piper! By far the best i have ever heard, Neil made our wedding day perfect! Highly recommended! Thanks again Neil, you’re brilliant.”
Louise and Kevin, Piperdam
“I would just like to apologise for the very, very late thank you. Better late than never, lol. You did a fanastic job of piping at my wedding and my family from down south all commented on how good you were. Everything just went by in flash and my only regret was not getting a photograph with you on the day. Thanks again.”
Pauline and Iain, Piperdam
“Just wanted to say a big thank you for piping at our wedding. We appreciated the lovely photos that you were only too pleased to have taken with us and members of the family. You looked fantastic and played beautifully. All our guests made comments of how good they thought you were. Thanks again for making the day extra special and we won’t hesitate to recommend you to others.”
Rachel and Steven Brydie
“Hi Neil, we just wanted to thank you for your great performance piping at our wedding at Ballathie House Hotel. You, your piping and your outfit really made the difference on the day and helped to make it extra special for us and our guests. Also, thanks for taking requests and for your stirring toast and redition The Gael. It has left us with great memories. All the best.”
Tara & Robin, Edinburgh
“Hi Neil, just a quick note to say a heartfelt thanks for your appearance at Heather & Michiel’s wedding at Glenskirlie Castle – you looked fabulous and sounded wonderful, We all loved the toast in Gaelic, all of our friends were very impressed and Michiel’s family who had travelled from South Africa were thrilled to bits to not only hear you play but to meet you in person. Your easy manner and friendly demeanor added to the relaxed atmosphere we wanted for the wedding. I would recommend you to anyone looking for that extra “wow” factor at their wedding. Thanks again and all the best for the future.”
Elizabeth McNab, Mother of the Bride, Glenskirlie Castle
“You made our day very special and we just thought you were an amazing piper. All of our guests commented that they thought you looked and sounded terrific. I’ll try to forward you the link to our photos. Hope you are well, we’d have no hesitation in recommending you.”
Georgie & Steve, Aberdour Castle
“Neil was amazing on the day, totally made or day feel special. Everyone commented on how great he was. So much that our friends have booked him as well for their wedding in October. It puts a nice traditional Scottish touch on what was a modern wedding. We loved it. Thanks again Neil!”
Rachel and Ian Campbell, Dundee
“Thank you so much for making our day extra special. We had the best time in the most romantic setting, The Bagpipes and your talented skills made the day for us.”
Emily & Stuart Alldritt, Glencoe
“Thank you so much for piping at our wedding at Piersland House Hotel, Troon. You really were fantastic – note perfect the entire day. One of my favourite moments of our day was when you performed your Scottish toast then piped yourself out of the room – I literally had hairs on the back of my neck. Our guests absolutely loved it and it created such a fantastic atmosphere. You were warm and friendly and it really did feel like you were one of our guests. All the very best.”
Debbie & Chris, Troon
“Thank you for playing your bagpipes so well at our 50th wedding anniversary. It struck just the right chord and contributed greatly to our happy day. We hope to see you at our 60th!”
David and Madeleine Whitaker, Edinburgh
“We can’t thank you enough for making our day extra special with your fantastic performance and toast, you looked incredibly smart in your kilt and you made our day run so smoothly. Even from time of booking, you were so accommodating in agreeing to song requests and communication was always excellent.
You went the extra mile during our day and watching our wedding DVD back, we remember just how amazing you were. Piping us down to our guests on the lawn of Balbirnie was a really special moment for us both.
We would not hesitate to recommend you to others. Top class all the way, thank you.”
Fiona & Simon McKinley, Dunfermline
“On behalf of the Dumfries and Galloway aviation museum I would like to thank Neil for paying tribute to a brave young RAF Sgt pilot John Tristran Silvester, sadly killed in a flying accident on the 14th Feb 1941 while training for combat during WW2, he was stationed at 58OTU Grangemouth.
We held a service on the 10th of November 2013 at the crash site at Hillhead farm, Slamannan. Members of the group who recovered the remains of the Spitfire and the people of Slamannan paid their respects.
Neil just made the service, smartly dressed and his tunes and professionalism shone through. Thanks for your kind gesture regarding waiving your fee. It was very kind of you. All the very best Neil”
Steven Spink D&GAM BAAC.
“Just to say thank you so much for the fantastic job you did at our wedding. It was one of the things that helped make the day as special as it was. Everyone said how great a build up and buzz it was hearing the pipes getting closer knowing that I was on my way.”
Leanne & Rickie Yuill, Fairmont Hotel, St Andrews
“Neil looked absolutely amazing on our wedding day and really was the finishing touch on what was a perfect day. On behalf of everyone who attended our wedding, as I believe you did speak to every one of our guests, a huge thank you. The music was amazing and the toast was just fantastic. You made the day all the more memorable. I could not recommend you highly enough.”
Louise & Dermot Hegarty, Dunfermline
“I wish to thank you very much for piping at our wedding, it was very good. The Scottish toast kept in line with our theme , also huge thanks to your daughter Nicole for the amazing Highland dancing, she didn’t half keep the groom and best man on their toes , I will fully recommend you and Nicole to anyone looking for this service, thanks again you made our day one to remember.”
Norina & Sooty, Stirling
“What a great service, Neil arrived immaculately turned out in his beautiful tartan and made the day so special with his piping and great personality, I would definately recommend him for your wedding or special occasion!”
Natalie & Scott, The Roman Camp Hotel, Callender
“On behalf of Angela and myself we’d like to thank you for piping at our wedding last Saturday in Falkland and at Craigsanquhar. Everyone was very impressed with your music and they loved your toast and your friendliness. You’ll be proud to know wee Luke now wants to be a piper when he grows up.
Wishing you all the best and we’ll make sure to recommend you to our friends and families for any future work!”
Angela & Alexandru, Falkland Palace
“Just wanted to send a quick thanks for playing our wedding – the music was fantastic and all the guests kept commenting on the piping and your outfit. Also thank you for the toast, it really did keep it as traditional (Scottish) as possible and that’s exactly what we wanted.
Will recommend you to anyone who is looking for a piper. Best regards and thanks again.”
Andy & Jennifer, The Cruin, Loch Lomond
“Veronica & myself would like to convey our thanks for your exceptional performance yesterday at Angela & Alex wedding, our family & guests are still commenting today.”
Drew & Veronica, Falkland Palace
“It was great to have you perform at the premiere of ‘Filth’, if we are ever in Scotland for a premiere again I will be sure to get in touch.”
Charlotte, Premiere of Irvine Welch’s film ‘Filth’ in Edinburgh
“Neil is a fantastic piper & helped make our day amazing!! He was immaculately dressed & his speech was a nice wee finishing touch to his service. We’d highly recommend Neil to anyone looking for a piper for their event.”
Claire & Brian, King Robert Hotel, Bannockburn
“Just wanted to say thank you so much. We all had a brilliant day and everyone has said how great you were. You really helped make the day wonderful and we’ll always remember it. Thanks so much.”
Rachel and Mark, Arisaig
“I’d like to thank you for your performance at our wedding, you’ve been awesome! Especially your interpretation of the AC/DC tune and very meaningful for me… Getting married with a Glaswegian is indeed going to be a bumpy ride! (Nah, more seriously I am a huge fan).
Our French people have really enjoyed the Scottish touch of the wedding and you played a huge part of it, especially taking the time to take pictures with some of them, hugely appreciated.
So a great thank you, hopefully I’ll have the chance to hire you again for another event!”
Vincent and Caroline, Glamis Kirk and Kinnettles Castle.
“Hi Neil, Just wanted to say a huge thank you for the fab piping at our wedding last week. You were a hit with all our guests particularly with your toast.”
Aileen and Tom Edgar, St Andrews and Craigsanquhar
“Neil, I cannot thank you enough for playing our wedding at the weekend. Can’t wait for the video of Corey piping in the top table with his wee mini bagpipes. what a great day. Thanks so much. Guests all loved you and all commented on your expertise and patience with the kids.”
Karen & Grant, Erskine Bridge Hotel, Erskine
“Just wanted to thank you for the amazing job you did last week. Helen and I were so pleased with your part in the wedding and all the guests talked about how great they thought you were. Will make sure and send your details to any friends getting married.”
Stephen & Helen, Ballathie House, Stanley
“Just a quick email just to thank you for playing at our wedding. The conversation of the night by everybody was how friendly and professional you were, not only to say the piping was second to none. If you ever need a recommendation do not hesitate to contact us. Now before your head does not fit in your hat anymore just once again all we can say is OUTSTANDING!!!”
Mrs Rhona and Mr Neil Adamson, Garvoch House, Dunfermline
“Neil played at both our wedding ceremony at the Wallace Monument as well as our reception the following day at Dunkeld House.
He was absolutely fabulous both days and a huge highlight of our wedding. All our guests thought Neil was fantastic and he really integrated and got involved having a laugh with our guests.
My husband always had a particular piece of music, The Gael, that he really wanted for when I arrived at the wedding ceremony. Neil was absolutely fabulous. He gave advice on speed, timing etc that was really helpful. Neil even went to the trouble of learning a piece of music which Grant asked for. How many pipers would go to that trouble!
We cannot recommend Neil highly enough. He was absolutely fabulous and a total pleasure to work with. He was more than a piper but an all round lovely person and great source of entertainment on both days. Look no further Neil is fab!”
Helen & Grant, Wallace Monument and Hilton Hotel, Dunkeld
“I’d like to thank you for making our day so special, you are an amazing musician, immaculately dressed and made our day just perfect. Every one of our guests commented on how great you were and we can’t thank you enough. I’m currently trying to think of events I can organise just so I can book you again!!! Thanks again.”
Helen & Ross, Gleddoch House Hotel
“Just a note of thanks for adding magic to our wedding day at Culcreuch Castle. Everything you did was outstanding and everyone is singing your praises. Thank you.”
Stephen, Culcreuch Castle
“We would just like to say a huge thank you to Neil for piping at our wedding last year. He was absolutely brilliant and we can’t recommend him highly enough! He sounded great playing at the church and looked the part in his full regalia. The toast he gave at our reception was fantastic and many of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed it. He was friendly and professional the whole day and really helped make our day so special.”
Yvonne and Garry, Culross Abbey
“Just to say a big thank you for adding to our special day. You were a credit to your profession and your toast was a touch of class, highly recommended to family and friends. Thanks again.”
Susan & Stephen
“Neil really ‘made’ our Daughter’s Wedding Day something outstandingly special. The piping was perfect and the piper’s toast to the Bride and Groom was amazing. Thank you Neil for touches that added to the event.”
James and Christine Bremner, Inverness
“Thank you for gracing our wedding, everyone enjoyed your performance. In case in the future, anyone has some kind of celebration, I won’t fail to refer them to you, if they require a piper.”
“We just want to say a huge thank you for piping at our wedding at Linlithgow Palace last year, everyone enjoyed hearing you play and loved that you also spent time with us all to chat and take pictures. Thank you as well for taking the time to learn a modern song for us, everyone recognised Coldplay’s Clocks as you piped us in to the head table. I would highly recommend you to anyone who is looking for a piper for any occasion. Thanks again Neil, lots of love, Elizabeth, Colin and Liam xxx”
Elizabeth & Colin, Linlithgow
“Neil was great! Very friendly with all guests and helpful, would highly recommend him. We were delighted with his service, thanks Neil!”
“You played at our wedding in Kelso and I can still remember the emotion I felt hearing you play as I arrived at the church. Everyone commented on how lovely you looked and what a beautiful atmosphere you created on the day! Thank you so much for being a part of our special day. We wish you all the best in the future! I will recommend you to anyone who asks!”
Louise & Harry, Kelso
“Neil arrived to play at my daughter’s wedding looking the part and with a welcoming smile on his face!! He played many different tunes to welcome our guests and everyone really enjoyed his playing.
Exceedingly professional all day and a welcome addition to our wedding- thanks Neil!”
Sharn, Rowallan Castle
“Thank you so much for making our day magical. We showed our English guests how amazing Scotland is and you looked and sounded absolutely brilliant. Thank you.”
“I would like to thank you for contributing hugely to the success of my
birthday dinner at Auchinleck House. Your piping was the icing on the cake.
Your willingness to switch between traditional and modern was much
appreciated. As you know, most of the people at the dinner were English but,
without exception, they thought the piping was marvellous. It was the
highlight of the evening for them. One of our English guests e-mailed me a
couple of days after the event saying
” I know how much effort goes into planning these events and the
bagpipes etc you arranged were not just great touches
they were excellent surprises, thank you once again”
If ever I am asked to recommend a piper your name would be at the top of the list. Thanks again for helping to make the evening very special.”
“Thank you so much for making my daughter’s wedding so special, your piping was excellent and would recommend you to my friends and family.”
Margaret (Mother of the Bride)
“Neil the piper was great on our wedding day and the dancers added that special touch, all the guests loved them.”
Claire & James Buckley
“We just wanted to say a massive thank you for our wedding day. You were brilliant!!.. We have some good pictures too. We will not hesitate to recommend you to our friends.”
Sandra & Ian McKerral
“We have heard Neil play many times, he is great and we would highly recommend him.”
Doreen & James
“Neil was the Piper leading the Parade of the Annual Scout & Guide Fete in Tullibody & was fantastic….Would recommend him to everyone.”
“This piper is amazing, book him for your functions, fab.”
“What an amazing piper, everyone commented on how good you were and special bonus was the fantastic sense of humour you showed! Thanks for helping to make our day so special.”
Jacqueline & Colin
“Fantastic piper made a birthday party into special memorable occasion. Can thoroughly recommend.”
“Thank you so much for playing at our wedding.
I still get goose bumps when I think back to first hearing you play when I was getting ready in the hotel room!”
Helen & Richard
“It was the best day ever, thanks for piping for us, you were amazing!!!”
Violet-Anne & Alan
“Thank you so much for being our piper! You were fantastic!!!”
Madonna & Iain
“We just want to thank you for being part of our day, you were outstanding!! The songs we asked you to learn, Ring of Fire & Matrimony, were amazing!! You worked really hard, Many thanks, we hope to see you soon.”
Ann & Andy
“I just want to thank you for a sterling job you did at our wedding, we loved the wee toast you did as well so thanks again mate.
All the best mate and I’ll be recommending you to my friends.”
Kevin & Fiona
“Just wanted to say a big thanks for your piping on our wedding day it was fab and also your farewell toast was a special touch. Thanks again.”
Stephen & Susan
“Thanks very much for your excellent piping at both the Dunfermline Abbey and Keavil House Hotel. You added the finishing touch to an already special day and we would both recommend you to anyone wanting to use your services.”
Neil and Jill
“Just wanted to write you a wee message thanking you for playing on our wedding day. You did an amazing job! Your playing made the whole day even more special and emotional. Thank you again for everything.”
Kirsty and Joseph, Barrhead
“You played amazingly and had me crying as soon as I arrived. Our Granny certainly loved you and we had family from England who went home raving about the amazing Scottish piper. Thanks so much for helping to make our day so special and I recommend you to all who are thinking of hiring you.”
Steven & Holly
“Neil was the perfect addition to our highland wedding in Ballachulish! His piping was amazing and wowed us and our guests. I was very impressed when I asked him at short notice to pipe us to the top table to the theme from Star Wars as a surprise for my sci-fi mad husband, he obliged and this was one of the highlights of the day. Thanks again Amy and Jon.”
Amy & John, Ballachulish
“I would like to thank you for adding to the success of my wedding day, you play the pipes beutifully and you certinly added that little bit extra to my wedding day thank you very much.”
Jim and Jane Robin, Livingston
“Just a quick note to say thanks very much for coming up to Inverness for our wedding. We were really pleased with all the piping you did and we’d definitely recommend you to anyone looking for a piper.”
Adele & Murray
“On behalf of Emma and I, I would just like to say a massive thank you for your part in our special day and for that we thank you.”
Lee & Emma
“Just wanted to drop you an email to say thankyou so much for Saturday. You made our day so much more special and everyone thought you were fantastic.”
Lynne & Colin, Bathgate
“Thanks a million for your fantastic piping at our wedding at Dunkeld a few weeks ago. Loved it. Many of the guests are still commenting on what a wonderful piper you were!”
Kirsty and Damian, Dunkeld
“Just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you so much. Alice and I had a fantastic day which you helped make. Both our families said that not only did the piping add an extra specialness to the day but that it was a pleasure to meet you.”
Gillan & Alice, Dubai
“Thank you so much for Saturday. We can’t thank you enough. Everybody has commented on how well you played and how smartly dressed you were. I will be recommending you if I hear of anybody needing a piper.”
“Just wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you for Saturday!! Everyone has raved about you and said how brilliant you were and “what a lovely man” we had for our piper!! I absolutely loved your playing and the toast was just absolutely brilliant. You honestly made the day so wonderful!!! So thank you so, so, so much from both of us and we hope we’ll see you again at one of our friend’s weddings in the future!!”
Helen & Rich, Dundas Castle
“Once again I just wanted to offer you a massive thanks from Lauren and I for being there yesterday and suffering that freaky warm weather. You helped to make the day a little bit more special so we thank you for that. Thanks again and all the best for the future.”
Douglas and Lauren Fraser, Glenbervie House Hotel
“Thank you so much for playing the pipes at our wedding, it sounded so magical and created a beautiful atmosphere, I was almost crying when I heard you playing as I arrived at the church as it sounded so beautiful, again many many thanks and all the best for the future.”
Jacqui & Davie Greenock
“Neil attended the funeral of my brother and piped outside while the entire congregation of almost 300 people entered the chapel in London. He was professional throughout and his performance was commented on by many and will not be forgotten. I would recommend his services to anyone.”
Jacqui Cartwright, Milton Keynes.
“Just want to say a HUGE Thank You for playing at our wedding – at such short notice you were so helpful and nothing was a problem for you in fact so much so you ended up playing me down the aisle which was not planned at all but you took it in your stride. Every one commented on how smart you were and in the photos you are known as the handsome piper!!!!! You were a joy to have at our wedding and I am so glad you became part of our special day. We will be recommending you to everyone.”
Jill & Scott
“Neil came into our primary school during our Scottish Week and was clearly the highlight of our pupils week! He literally blew them all away with his skills and warm and friendly manner. His anecdotal stories enriched our pupils experience and we would have loved him to have stayed longer.”
Tina O’Neill, Headteacher, St Bernadette’s RCPS Clackmannanshire.
“Just a quick note to say thanks very much for everything, everyone really enjoyed your piping.”
Suzie – Bathgate Wedding
“The night was fantastic. We really enjoyed the entertainment! Please keep in touch and good luck to you.”
Nigel & Christine Gould from Australia
“We just want to thank you so much for playing at our wedding. It made our day complete and you were amazing! We have you on video and it’s looking and sounding great. Hope you had as much fun as we did.”
Amanda & Simon
“Graeme and I had a great day and want to thank you for your wonderful tunes on the day. So many guests commented about how good you were and the great atmosphere the pipes created, many thanks.”
Carol & Graeme
” I was very impressed with how beautiful your pipes sounded. I knew that you were a veteran piper. It wasn’t my intention to announce myself as a piper when we got off the coach, but I overheard someone make mention of the fact to you. You would be the envy of any piper I know here at home. I found your info on your website. Very nice!”
Ron, a visiting piper from New Mexico.
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