Bagpipes Banned on Royal Mile

I read a headline in paper yesterday that Pipers have been banned from playing bagpipes on Royal Miles. This is unfair, they are eking a living through a respectable means and it is harnessing the tourism in Edinburgh. I love hearing the sound of bagpipes swimming all around the city center and High Street area. They are so ear catching. I have even recorded the music on my laptop.
But when I read the news further, I realized that residents of the Royal Mile area had complained about the noise caused by Bagpipes. I hadn't thought of this. An occasional dip in the bagpipe music is one thing and to be subject to it non-stop is another. Then it will certainly be termed as noise.
Some bagpipers blame outsider bagpipers for this ban.They claim that bagpipers coming from as far as Glasgow, play it to the hilt and don't care which hour of the day it is. They just care to make money and fill their qilts.


  Jeff turner

3 October 2008 at 11:06

This is really unfair, why the hell bagpipers are banned. People complained against them oh my god , are they really troubled by the noises. Well whatever be the case, at least they shouldn't be banned.


26 August 2009 at 08:19

I really agree with Jeff, cause after all brand is a brand nobody can make it change or destroy it easily.
And there is one more point is that, for publicity anyone can do anything, mark my words...


16 November 2009 at 16:00

Actually, bagpipes can make a lot of noice, believe me.

It's very disturbing for residents and I really understand their complaints.


18 May 2010 at 06:28

Well i disagree with this ban totally. I don't think they create real problems for the residents and yeah its all about the perception too, so no matters am in support to them

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13 July 2010 at 05:33

This is really unfair, why the hell bagpipers are banned. Very Bad...