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Funeral Pipers

Funerals are a very emotive and sensitive time for anyone. But when the time comes, you want to ensure your loved one is sent off in the way you all want. It is reassuring to know that when you book a funeral piper for such an important occasion you need to know that it is done properly with sensitivity and discretion.

No one understands this more than us. At Allander Pipers it is about attention to detail with the responsibility the occasion deserves. It is important to us that you know once you have booked a funeral piper with us, we can either deal with you directly or we can deal with the funeral director so that it is one less thing to think about at this difficult time.

It is important to know that Allander Pipers will treat every ceremony we attend with empathy and discretion. It is very much up to you what you decide but Allander Pipers will always be on hand to help you no matter what you want.

Below are some examples of funeral arrangements.


At a cremation, your funeral piper can wait outside the crematorium to play for the arrival of your family and friends and/or the arrival of the hearse and family. At your direction and if possible the funeral piper can wait for the hearse at the crematoriums gates and play along the drive to the crematorium. Sometimes, if requested the funeral piper can play your loved one on their final journey as the curtains close.


There are several ways that a funeral piper can contribute to a burial. The coffin can be played from the hearse into the church or other premises and nothing is more fitting than being played into the sound of the bagpipes.

If requested, the piper will play the coffin out of the church or other premises before making its way to the cemetery. The piper will always take direction as to where the piper is to be placed. The piper can play next to the graveside but on occasion, the piper will play at a discreet and unobtrusive distance from the graveside so that the sound of the pipes creates a moving atmosphere.

For a punctual, courteous and outstandingly professional bagpiper - Allander Pipers is the answer.

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A really lovely post which Bruce and Jenni loved. Everyone I talked to said what I wonderful job you did, the Pipes just adds that special touch to an event, I thought you were outstanding. Many thanks again.
We booked Alan to pipe at my father in laws funeral last week and we were delighted with the service. Alan took the pain out of this part of organising by dealing directly with the funeral director including times, arrangements and payment.
"Having Alan at our wedding made the event so special and provided beautiful music for our church yard wedding. Despite a 6 month delay due to COVID, Alan was flexible, professional and was relaxed on the day."
It's my third wedding of the year and it's the last week in October! I'm glad to say that I'm back in one of my favourite area's of Scotland, Lochaber! to be precise St John's church, Ballachulish near Glencoe. Autumn is in full glow.
So the strange times continue and this is only my second wedding this year and it’s now the start of September!
We really enjoyed having Allander Pipers play at our wedding! We are not originally from Scotland and it was wonderful to have traditional music playing as we walked out from the ceremony.
Alan, thank you for playing the pipes at my Mums funeral today. it was very moving and everyone commented on how lovely it was. Many thanks, Vicki.
Alan, I just wanted to extend my heartfelt gratitude to you from myself and all the family, you did a great job and made the whole service so much more dignified. My dad must be so proud of his beautiful send off. Many Thanks, Stephen McKinnon
Hi Alan, thank you so much for a beautiful tribute to my brother everyone was making lovely comments about your piping thank you so much.
Today I have been asked to play at the wedding reception of Christophe and David at the splendid venue of Studio 93in Garriochmill Road, right next to the stunning Botantic Gardens.
I had been asked about a month ago to play the pipes at my friend Ciorsti’s wedding at Bonawe House, Taynuilt near Oban. Naturally I said yes so, ALLANDER PIPERS was on the road up north.
It’s Friday evening and I’m heading out to Govan to Play with the Govan Schools and Community Pipe Band for the crowning of the Queen ceremony at the Govan fair.
So, it’s a glorious day and I’m heading to Marr Hall, Erskine on the banks of the mighty River Clyde for the wedding of Sydnee and Fraser.
Today I visited St. Mary’s primary school in Maryhill, Glasgow. It’s the grand opening of their new MUGA (multi use games area). I had been asked to play the pipes for the arrival of their V.I.P. guest but had been sworn to secrecy as to who it was.
It’s a cold crisp Saturday afternoon at the Cottier Bar, Restaurant and Wedding venue in the heart of Glasgow’s Westend and I’m at one my favourite venues
It’s a mixed spring day on the shores of the beautiful Loch Lomond at the idyllic setting of Lodge on the Loch.
I headed down to the Brig a Doon Hotel in Ayr for the wedding of Laura and Chris.
It was a great pleasure to have Alan playing at our Burns Supper. He added a real touch of Scotland to our event and I’m sure it’s not just the community council that will be looking forward to having him back in our village again.
In March 2018 I was asked to play at the British Dental Awards at the Marriot Hotel in Glasgow City Centre.
‘Alan is a highly professional musician who plays to the highest standard. He is a real people person with a passion for piping and he provides a friendly, professional service’
A magnificent venue for a Wedding Reception, The Lodge on the Loch on the banks of Loch Lomond. Congratulations to Vicky and Daniel.