Author Archives: The Jiggers

Venue Review: St Andrew’s in the Square, Glasgow

St Andrew’s in the Square The Jiggers ceilidh band plays at Saint Andrew’s in the Square regularly throughout the year. Location It’s in Glasgow city centre, near to Glasgow Cross. Quirky Features The building is a beautifully restored 18th Century former church. The main auditorium has plenty of natural light and the grand solid oak floor is ideal for ceilidh dancing. … Continued

Venue Review: The Caves, Edinburgh

The Caves The Caves in Edinburgh is a great venue for a ceilidh! Location The Caves is just off the Royal Mile and Grassmarket in Edinburgh city centre. The venue makes up the substructure of the 18th Century South Bridge. Quirky Features In a city of unique venues, The Caves holds its own – every room has a story to tell … Continued

Venue Review: Pollok House, Glasgow

Pollok House Pollock Park has won European park of the year, and the Jiggers love turning up to play in Pollok House. Location It’s in the heart of Pollok Country Park, on the south-side of Glasgow. Pollok House is a National Trust for Scotland property and is regarded as one of Scotland’s grandest Edwardian country homes. Quirky Features Dating back … Continued

Venue Review: Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

Our Dynamic Earth The Jiggers have played for numerous clients, especially corporate events at Our Dynamic Earth. Location Our Dynamic Earth is at the bottom of Holyrood Road, neighbouring the “iconic” (controversial?!) Scottish Parliament and the Royal Palace of Holyroodhouse. Quirky Features With the spectacular backdrop of Salisbury Crags and the impressive canopy structure, Our Dynamic Earth is a unique venue … Continued

Venue Review: Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor

Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor The Grosvenor is the Grand Old Lady of Glasgow venues, and also where the Jiggers have been invited to play for the last few Hogmanay parties. Location The Grosvenor is at the top Byres Road in the west-end of Glasgow. Quirky Features It’s a historic building with a Grade A listed façade and some of the function suites … Continued

Venue Review: Norton House, Ingleston

Norton House Hotel Norton House is another popular choice for weddings especially, and the Jiggers have played different types and sizes of events there over the last few years. Location Norton House is in Ingleston, just to the west of Edinburgh and has a good 55 acres of land around it. Quirky Features Built in 1840 as a “country retreat” for the … Continued

Venue Review: Sherbrooke Castle, Glasgow

Sherbrooke Castle Hotel The Jiggers have played at Sherbrooke Castle on numerous occasions over the years -and it’s also where Greg, the band manager got married – a true endorsement 🙂 Location Sherbrooke Castle Hotel is a grand four-star hotel in leafy Pollokshields on the south-side of Glasgow. Quirky Features It was originally built as a baronial mansion in 1896 … Continued

Venue Review: The Hub, Edinburgh

The Hub The Jiggers have played several events, large and small, at The Hub over the years. Location The Hub is located at the top of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile and its gothic spire is the highest point in central Edinburgh and towers over the surrounding buildings below the Castle. Quirky Features Built between 1842 and 1845 and originally a church, … Continued

Venue Review: The National Piping Centre, Glasgow

The National Piping Centre The Jiggers love playing at The National Piping Centre! Location The National Piping Centre is in Glasgow city centre, set in a historic church building built in 1872. Quirky Features The building is “an Italianate church with a Tuscan tower and has a mix of Greek elements with a simple pigmented façade”. If you studied architecture at … Continued

Venue Review: Orocco Pier, South Queensferry

Orocco Pier The Jiggers have played for many couples on their wedding day at Orocco Pier. Location Orocco Pier is in South Queensferry, a quaint wee village just west of Edinburgh and near the Forth Rail Bridge. Quirky features It’s an original 17th Century building which was refurbed in 2003, with further function-space added periodically in the last 10-15 years. What … Continued