Just a note to say thanks so much for piping at our wedding on Saturday – we had a great day!


Kirsty and Jack  (October 17)
Hi John,

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for your performance at our event on 13th September.

Everyone absolutely loved your act, the address to the haggis was brilliant, you did a fantastic job and were so entertaining!

Not to mention you’re a lovely guy to work with, thank you so much again J

Many thanks,



Could you pass on my very sincere token of thanks and gratitude to young Finlay. He was outstanding and his playing ability thoroughly enjoyed by all in attendance. A credit to you, his Mum and himself. Wishing him every success for the future and no doubt he has a great future ahead of him. May possibly require you’re services in the up and coming events.

With kindest regards and thanks

JimS (Sept 17)
Dear John ,

I’m now back in France but wanted to thank you so very much for you playing your pipes at dads funeral . The music you played up to the crematorium was beautiful and Euan has explained the significance of what you played . All the family were smiling through our tears.

The guests at the memorial lunch thought you were terrific and it added a particularly special touch to the celebration of his life . To say thank you somehow seems inadequate but the family and I were so touched at you doing this. Enjoy your well earned whisky and raise a toast to my lovely dad.

Many thanks,

JM (Sept 17)
A very belated note to say thank you so much for playing at our wedding back in august at Archerfield – I didn’t even get to see you but did hear you!

Only just got our prof pics back and there are a few good ones of you so have attached them and one of us so you can see! they are high res files but hopefully come through OK. Thanks again,

Zoe x (Sept 17)


Hi John

I just wanted to message you to thank you again for being the best piper we could have asked for at our wedding. You were fantastic.

Annie & Gary (August 17)
Hi John

Just wanted to say a big thank you for your services on our wedding day.

Everyone had a wonderful,  happy day and it was so nice to be piped into the ceremony and into Rhubarb!

Thank you again

Best wishes

Annlouise & Mike ((July 17)
Hi John,

I hope you’re well.  On behalf of Anne and I, we would like to thank you for piping our wedding on 18th March, and for clearing the skies for us as you rather confidently promised.

We had a great day and the guests truly loved seeing you play – a first for many.

I’ve enclosed some photos of you on the day.

All the best,

Ray and Anne (June 17)
Hi John,

Please can you pass on our thanks to Gordon for stepping in on Saturday – he was brilliant & all of our guests loved him. He has an incredible talent & we were honoured to have him there. We are both truly grateful for him coming along.


Lisa & Craig (June 17)
Hi John

Just a quick email to say thank you so much for piping us yesterday you were amazing and made it so special!

Holly and Nairn (May 17)
Hi John,

Sorry for taking so long to get back to you.

On behalf of Sandra, Karen,Grant and myself, I would like to thank you for your excellent playing at Karen’s Wedding. It was enjoyed by all who attended.

Kind regards  (April 17)
Dear John,

Many thanks for playing at the dinner, people really liked it and they had a great evening!

I am glad the payment has gone through already, I was not quite sure how long it will take as the university tends to be quite slow sometimes.

Best wishes,

Johannes (March 17)
Hi John,

Just a quick line to say how much everybody enjoyed your piping last Monday at the Hotel Du Vin.  I didn’t have the opportunity to thank you on the day.  The photos taken with you turned out really well.

Thank you again for being part of our special day.

Best wishes,

Phil K (February 17)

Thank you for being a wonderful part of our wedding day on Tuesday! Seeing you outside the venue as I pulled up in the car was perfect, our guests loved it 🙂
Kayleigh July 2015


You piped wonderful greetings for our daughter’s wedding entourage last week at Canongate Kirk.  Your presence added much color and joy to a very special event.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Ann & Neil Whitford July 2015

You were fabulous!!!  Everybody loved you!  Thank you for adding the final touch of happiness.

Carol May 2015
Hi John,
Myself and Deano (my husband!) just wanted to say a big thank you very much for doing the piping at our wedding on the 8th of May. You were great and everyone thought you were amazing 🙂
Please also pass our thanks onto the band. They were fantastic and everyone had so much fun. Please thank them for their patience too as most of us didn’t have a clue (Deano and I included) and it must have been very frustrating!!
We had the most amazing day surrounded by amazing people. Thank you (and the band) for being part of it 🙂
Susan & Deano May 2015

Hi John,I just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you so much for piping on our wedding day!  You were absolutely terrific and all of our guests thoroughly enjoyed your performances.  You also gave me a great memory on the day when I was clueless that I had to hand you the whisky!Melanie April 2015

Dear John

We just wanted to say thank you so much for doing such an amazing job at our wedding on Saturday! We had the time of our lives! Thank you so much for coming early to practice with the organist and for co-ordinating Amazing Grace and Highland Cathedral so well! You got so many compliments and had some of our guests in tears!Thank you again  April 2015

Hi John,
Thank you so much for attending Mathew and Adrianne’s wedding at The Caves on Friday, you looked amazing and the playing was fantastic. I’m so sorry I didn’t have time to speak to you.
The day seemed to go by so very quickly. Thanks again
Jacqui April 2015
Dear John,
I just want to thank you so much for your presence at Kim and Martin’s wedding last Saturday.  I don’t think I’ll ever forget the procession along the Royal Mile!  It all went so well, and that was the highlight of course, but I had an altogether wonderful time in Edinburgh and can’t wait to come back.
Thank you again, and I’m sorry I didn’t meet Mrs Pickled, but my regards to you both.
Best wishes,
Hi John,
Just a note to say thank you VERY much for your piping on Saturday , it went down really well with our guests. I don’t know if he spoke to you but my late uncles son was there and he got quite emotional when he heard the pipes..which he first heard when they walked down from George Street !
Derek (March 2015)


Thanks again to John aka ‘The Pickled Piper’ for a thoroughly professional job on Monday. First class. Thank you.

Gordon (February ’15)


“Brilliant! and such a lovely guy”

Justin and Victoria (February ’15)


Hi John,

Happy New Year!!!

Thank you so much for piping at our wedding! We had the best day of our lives and you were great! Thank you so much for being there!

Best Wishes

Neal and Kirsten (January ’15)


Dear John,

As I did not get a chance to talk to you on our wedding day, just a quick thank you for your services. We had a great day and with you being there it made it very special. Especially the Dutch crowd was very impressed and loved it. So thank you very much!

Best regards,

Bonnie Mulder (December 2014)


Hi John,
Avril and I just wanted to extend our gratitude for your performance at our wedding on the 27th August at Balbirnie House, Markinch.
At a wedding, a good Piper is of course essential and it is a bonus when the piper has a great personality too, we enjoyed having you at our wedding, you added that wow factor from the very start. Having you pipe on Avrils arrival had the desired effect, the guests immediately went silent, they knew the main event had started.
Many thanks and good luck for the future,

Colin and Avril. (September ‘14)


Dear John

I just wanted to thank you for playing at Fiona and Adrien’s wedding on 2 August.  You were a big hit, especially with all the people from overseas!

Best regards

Alison Silva (Sept ’14)


Hi would like to thank David for his excellent piping on our wedding day at Edinburgh Zoo 26/7/14. I will forward some pictures on when we get them if you want to use any that is fine

Mr and Mrs Wood (August ’14)


Dear John

I just wanted to thank you for coming along and playing yesterday. It was tremendous. In particular I know that the Hunter family were very moved by the playing of ‘The Seven Heroes of Moeuvres’, and we would thank you for going to the trouble of learning the tune, which is so rarely heard.

Many thanks

Donald (August ’14)


Hi John thank you so much for being part of Kirsty’s big day at The Vu, our English family were well impressed with you xxxxx

Sue Smith (July 2014)


Hi John,
I just wanted to send a quick note to say thank you for playing at our wedding on 19th July, especially as we didn’t really get a chance to thank you on the day itself after you piped us into the reception – apologies for that! We thought you did an amazing job though, so thanks very much for sharing your talents with us. Although we missed some of the piping as we were away having our photos taken, we did keep hearing the odd note float across the Scottish mist while we were being photographed, which just added an amazing atmosphere to the moment! I also gather our guests absolutely loved you, given you feature in a lot of the photographs I’ve seen! My grandma was also over the moon that we had a real Scottish piper, so thank you so much for making everyone so happy on the day, we really appreciated it!

Lara and Simon (July ’14)


Thank you very much for playing your pipes at Catriona’s wedding reception. It helped to contribute to making it a very memorable occasion and various guests loved having their photos taken with you and will no doubt be showing them off to their friends.

With best wishes

Joey Kerr-Wilson (June ’14)

I just wanted to say thank you from both of us for playing at our wedding on Saturday. Sorry I didn’t get the chance to do so properly on the day.

Your piping was excellent throughout and I know the guests all enjoyed you being there, especially Terian’s family from Trinidad!

Many thanks again!

Sam and Terian  (June ’14)


Dear John,

Thanks very much for playing at our christening celebration yesterday.

Everyone enjoyed it and it was lovely to talk to you.

Best wishes,

Andrew and Emma Ross (June ’14)


Hi John just wanted to write a little thank you for sat. Had a fab day and thank you so much

Helen (May ‘14)


Thanks so much for piping at our wedding last Saturday. You added so much to the day and were so friendly with everyone. We will recommend you to all our friends.

Harry and Samantha (May 2014)


Many thanks for yesterday. Was lovely to have everyone piped in etc and have some photo’s taken with you

Jill (April 2014)


I would just like to say thankyou very much for covering our wedding. The piper was great and I loved every minute.

Thanks again

Leanne and Callum (March 2014)


Thank you so much for piping at our wedding, you were fabulous and I loved you piping us in – what an entrance!

Rebecca (February 2014)


Just wanted to say a big thank you for Saturday. You were great.

Kellyanne and Philip (Jan 2014)


John – It would be great if you could please extend our thanks to Scott for his superb piping on Saturday. It was a delight to have him involved in our day and his piping was fantastic and really added to the atmosphere.

Many, many thanks,

Helen & Geoff Cross (Dec 2013)

John! Hello 🙂

Thank you for again for your wonderful pipe playing

And here are few nice pictures with you :))

Best wishes

Ksenia and Colin (Nov 2013)


Hi John,

Morten & I just wanted to thank you for doing such a great job at our wedding on Saturday 20th at The Caves. Our guests were all thrilled to see/hear you there, there were many comments about how great you were.

Than you for helping to make our special day one to remember forever.

Vicky & Morten


Thank you so much Pickled Piper for helping to make the EICC Burns Supper such a success.

EICC (Jan 2013)



A final big thanks to you for piping us in at the wedding. The guests absolutely loved it and it made the day extra special. Do let me know if I can write a review anywhere for you. All the best for the new year.

Andrew (Jan 2013)


Just in from really successful concert, Scott and the two dancers absolutely brilliant and highlight of evening – brought the house down as they marched up the nave aisle. Very grateful to you.

Sarah (Dec 2012)



Just wanted to say a big thank you from us for playing at the venue and piping my dad and I down the aisle. Everyone loved it, especially the guests who had not been to a Scottish wedding before!

Kind regards

Joanna and Clive (Nov 2012)


I am sorry it has taken me so long to contact you. Norman and I can’t thank you enough for the fantastic job you did for us on our wedding day. Your piping was lovely and your address to the haggis was spectacular. We gave you very little notice in our request to introduce the address with an explanation for our Canadian guests, but with the limited time you had, you came out with the most amazing speech! I am sure it really enhanced the display for all our guests, especially all those who came from North America and had never seen an address to the haggis before. It was only the second time I’ve ever seen it myself and it was everything I’d hoped for – very theatrical and a lot of fun.

All the best,

Stephanie and Norman (Oct 2012)


Dear John,

We will be writing official thank you cards to all our suppliers but just wanted to send you a wee email just now to say thank you for providing such a great service. The piper that played was amazing. He was so professional and just gave our wedding that extra something. I have personally recommended your services on the Scottish Wedding Directory Forum . I would happily pass your information onto to anyone getting married.

Thank you again

Amanda (Oct 2012)


I have finally got round to writing my thank yous for our wedding in June, sorry it has taken so long!

Thank you very much for attending our wedding in Penicuik. I loved your bagpipe music and you looked very smart.

Your gratefully



Good Morning John,

Thank you very much for your services and helping add that special touch for our guests, you did a fantastic job.

If any other events require a piper I will be in touch with you .

Kind regards



Dear John

Hi just to say thanks the piper at the wedding. It was lovely and all guests and us enjoyed it. It helped make our wedding day special.

Lyndsay (Sept 2012)


We just wanted to say a big thank you for piping at our wedding. You did an excellent job and everyone loved getting their picture taken with you. Also thank you for entertaining the kids with the bag pipes!!

Thanks again!

Natalie and Adam (Sept 2012)


Thankyou John for playing at my daughter’s wedding on the 21st July. The music was beautiful and it helped make the day extra special.

Many Thanks

Shirley and Susan (August 2012)


We wanted to say a huge thank you to The Pickled Piper for doing a fab job at our wedding on the 22nd July. He played really well and we really enjoyed being piped in and out of rooms! Everyone commented on how well he played and it added a really nice touch to the day.

Thanks again,

Fiona and Ian


We just wanted to drop you an email to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding a few weeks ago. We’re sorry we didn’t get more of an opportunity to speak with you on the day but you played wonderfully and it really added to our day to have you play both at St Giles and Prestonfield.

Thank you again.

June and John (July 2012)


Just wanted to thank you and the pipe major for the piping at Russell and karins wedding I did shed at tear at the black bear. It was a lovely day despite the rain. Also I was very I impressed by the pipe majors Gallic . My friend Kathleen was one of the guests and she is a Gallic teacher and I asked her about his pronunciation and she said it was spot on. The Americans loved all the piping and the quaich toast. Thank you so much for all your efforts Pamela (June 2012) Hello just wanted to say thanks. John was great and we had a fabulous day. Will be recommending you guys! Thanks again Andrea (June 2012) Just writing to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding at harburn house. Really glad we got such a pro piper. Thats us just back from honeymoon. Sorry for running late on the day and thanks for sticking around for the toast.

Thanks again. David and Sarah (June 2012)


John thank you for organising Gordon to play on my daughters wedding day. Please pass on my grateful thanks to Gordon he was fantastic and all the wedding guests commented on “The Piper” Once again thank you

Kind Regards



I just wanted to drop you an email to say thankyou very much for playing the bagpipes at our wedding at Rufflets Hotel . You were brilliant and really helped to capture the atmosphere of the day and for me you were a massive help as i knew that when the pipes stopped, my wife to be was outside the door and ready to walk down the aisle. Thank you again, it would not have been the same without you there.

Mr and Mrs Pyper (May 2012)


We just wanted to drop you a line to say a massive thank you for your help at our wedding and in particular for leading the Wedding party up the Royal Mile to the Witchery, we and all the guests thoroughly enjoyed the experience (as did probably all the tourists who parted the way for us !!) and your piping certainly enhanced the Scottish feeling we wanted on our day to make it a truly magical.

Tony and Amanda Palmer


Hey John,

Just a quick email to say a massive thank you for your pipe playing yesterday!

We were delighted with the whole day and especially that the weather was so kind to us.

We’d both like to say our thanks for helping to make the day relaxed and stress free and obviously for the excellent playing.

Kirsty A (April 2012)


HI John, Just wanted to thank you for making our time in Edinburgh absolutely wonderful……. Laura Goodman (April 2012) Just thought I would drop you a note on behalf of Diane and I to say a huge “THANK YOU “ for making the day the success it was. E. Carr, (March 2012) Chris and I want to thank you so very much for the part you played in making our special day the one we had always dreamed about. You looked amazing, your bagpiping just blew us away and all the guests said what an absolute gentleman you were. We had such a great time in Scotland and we will always hold the memory of you walking thorugh that door very close to our hearts. Chris and Dorcas, South Carolina, (December 2011) John, first of all thank you for all your efforts and time securing and briefing the pipe band for yesterday’s arrival of the Pandas at the Zoo. The band were excellent and as you promised, looked the part and really added the Scottish welcome we were looking for. Scottish Govt Events Team (December 2011) Thank you so much. The pipe band were fantastic and they really finished off the night perfectly. TH – Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce (October 2011) Just to say that the piper was fab on Saturday. He looked and sounded amazing. Thanks you so much for organising this for us. Amanda (Oct 2011) Hi John, we would just like to thank you so much for the fantastic job you did on our big day. It’s magical looking back at the pictures and watching our DVD hearing your music. I was a very calm bride but once I stepped out the car and heard your music I was overwhelmed with joy and very proud to be Scottish. It was always one of my fairy tale wishes so thank you so much again and I will be recommending you to all my friends who get married. Emma (August 2011) Just wanted to say a huge thank you for making Charmaine and AL’s wedding such a special day. Everyone commented on how great you looked and sounded.

Jackie (July 2011)


Just back from honeymoon and wanted to fire off a quick email just to thank you so much for all your help on our big day. I’ve lost count of the number of guests who have contacted me to ask me to thank you for making the day so special. They were all so complementary on not only your piping but also on what a lovely person you were to talk to.

Thanks again.

Martyn (June 2011)


Hi John,

You saved my bacon on this one. Thanks so much for everything – your guys were absolutely great and hit the spot and were a big draw with the crowds at the Castle – got some fab photos so will ping some over to you.

The poor souls got mighty soggy with the terrible rain.

Thanks again and see you on Tuesday night.

(Scottish Govt) June 2011


“Hi John

Just a short note to thank you very much for coming to the wedding yesterday and playing for the bride and groom. I understand you played Twinkle Twinkle Little Star for the children which was a lovely touch and which, I believe, made the bride very emotional when she got out of the car.

Many people commented on how lovely it was to have a piper at the wedding. Your playing was greatly complimented and helped make the day very special for the happy couple.

Thank you once again.”

Jayne (May 2011)


‘Thanks you so much for piping for us – it was wonderful’

Angus and Emma (April 2011)


‘You provided a magnificent spectacle and ensured that our distinguished visitors left with a lasting impression of Scotland’

Alex Salmond – First Minister of Scotland (January 2011)


‘Thanks again for today – you were absolutely brilliant – not just your music and resplendent uniform, but the way you were so at ease with everyone. Should make for great TV !’

True North Productions, London (Jan 2011)