Funeral pipers, cremations & remembrance services

Funeral Pipers

Funerals and Cremations

It’s a difficult time having to arrange a loved one’s funeral or cremation. We understand that you need a helping hand at this time as well as something special for a respectful tribute. That’s why Arkleston Piping will arrange funeral pipers with the minimum of fuss. Whether you want a traditional funeral bagpipes or something a little different, you’ll get a professional service. All our Scottish pipers are experienced and always sensitive to your needs and requests.

Each service is as individual as your loved one, so we’ll change things to suit your exact needs. Although, we’ve suggested the following elements of a traditional service where you can have a piper play.

Traditional Service


Have a funeral piper play whilst the coffin is being taken from the church or funeral home to the hearse or graveside. Pipe at the graveside for as long as needed. The funeral piper will discretely leave the graveside whilst playing, leaving the echo of the pipes in the distance.


Whilst the coffin is taken from the hearse to the crematorium. During the service, as wreaths are laid and the curtain is drawn. Piping to finish the service as your guests leave the crematorium.

Cost for a funeral piper: from £80

Remembrance Services & War Memorial Services

Funeral bagpipers can add that special touch to a remembrance or war memorial service. We can provide the right pipers to suit the service at the best price.

Cost for Service: price on application
Your reassurance

All bookings confirmed in writing

We provide a Booking Agreement for every booking which confirms the details of your day and the requirements for your piper. So there’s no misunderstandings.

Listen to Music

We’ve put together a collection of piping music samples to help you with your music choices.

Have a listen to traditional and well known pipe music. Don’t worry if the piece you want isn’t listed. All our pipers are accomplished musicians and have hundreds of tunes available in their repertoire. Just ask us if you’d like something special.

Listen to Piping Music

Listen to our selection of Piping Music samples to help you make your choices for your service. 

Music for Remembrance

What about pipe music for funerals and remembrance services?

If you need help choosing the music for your service, we have listed some popular music choices to get you started.

Your piper will play your choices of music or make the most appropriate selections for you. Special requests are always possible if the music can be adapted to the pipes.

Funeral music Ideas

Amazing Grace
Auld Lang Syne
Flower of Scotland
Going Home
Highland Cathedral
Lochaber No More
Mull of Kintyre
The Flowers of the Forest

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