City Chambers (Civic Reception)
The Civic Reception will be hosted by the Lord Provost at Glasgow City Chambers on the evening of Thursday 7th September from 7pm – 8.30pm. Its design includes Queen Victoria on her throne surrounded by emblematic figures of Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales. Sculptures depicting Truth, Riches and Honour are also included as are statues depicting the four seasons. The imposing building promotes the economic importance of Glasgow and especially the role the River Clyde had in exporting goods worldwide.
The City Chambers is in the very heart of Glasgow and is one of the city’s most important and prestigious buildings. A grand and imposing edifice overlooking George Square, the City Chambers is an impressive symbol of Glasgow’s political strength and historical wealth. Completed in 1888, the City Chambers has for over 100 years been the headquarters of successive councils serving the City of Glasgow. More information on attractions in Glasgow
The National Piping Centre (Conference Dinner)
The Conference Dinner will be held at The National Piping Centre on the evening of Friday 8th September from 7pm – midnight. The National Piping Centre is housed in one of Glasgow’s finest listed buildings. It is in the heart of the cultural & educational district and surrounded by Theatres, Cinemas, Universities and Colleges.
The National Piping Centre fits into the scene offering Schooling and a venue for festivals such as Celtic Connections, and hosts Piping Live, which brings in over £8 million to the local economy each year. A centre of excellence for bag-piping and hospitality, with numerous awards including “Best Hotel” at the 2013 Hotel Awards and “Venue of the Year” after over a decade of hosting countless events, concerts, gigs and more.
The National Piping Centre also offers a bar/restaurant, 8 bedroom hotel, event space and Scotland’s Museum of Piping and is a registered charity with HRH Prince Charles as our Patron. http://www.thepipingcentre.co.uk/