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Venue Review: Òran Mór, Glasgow

Òran Mór Glasgow’s Òran Mór is a venue The Jiggers know very well indeed, and we’ve worked very closely and successfully with them to provide ceilidh as well as DJ and covers services for weddings, corporate events and a few retirement do’s as well. Location Òran Mór (Gaelic for ‘great melody of life’ or ‘big song’) is at the top … Continued

Venue Review: Dalhousie Castle, Bonnyrigg

Dalhousie Castle Dalhousie Castle is a regular haunt of the Jiggers! Location Dalhousie Castle & Aqueous Spa is in Bonnyrigg on the banks of the River Esk. It’s a 13th century fortress, and it’s in a large estate with woods and parks – very luxurious surroundings. Quirky Features Dalhousie holds the title of ‘Scotland’s Oldest Inhabited Castle’. This venue has … Continued

Venue Review: House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

House for an Art Lover One of our favourite ceilidh venues,  House for an Art Lover has played host to the Jiggers at countless weddings and events over the years. Location House for an Art Lover is located within Bellahouston Park on the south-side of Glasgow. Quirky Features The building was inspired by the designs of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and it’s … Continued

Venue Review: The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh

The Balmoral Hotel The Jiggers have played loads of different types and sizes of events at The Balmoral. Location The Balmoral is right in the city centre on Princes Street in Edinburgh and so is easy to get to. Quirky Features Since opening in 1902, the hotels clock tower (which helpfully runs three minutes fast to help travellers catch their … Continued

The Ultimate Top 100 Scottish Wedding Venue List

In Scotland we have so many great venues: castles and cottages to boats and student halls… we were spoilt for choice when making this list! So, in alphabetical order, this is a list of wedding venues in Scotland you might be interested to check out. If you’re on Twitter, we’ve created a “follow” link for each venue. That means if … Continued

9 Edinburgh Wedding Venues from a Band Perspective

If you are a newly engaged couple, we know it’s a lot of work to find everything you need to create a perfect wedding day, so we thought we would show you The Jiggers 9 favourite venues in and around Edinburgh. 1. Our Dynamic Earth has quite a variety of different locations for your wedding party, from the Biosphere (which has … Continued

Venue Review: House For An Art Lover, Glasgow

A popular wedding venue where the Jiggers are regularly invited to play is Glasgow’s House For An Art Lover in Bellahouston park. (It’s just round the corner from where the band is based, which is nice!). This is the venue of choice for lovers of Charles Rennie Mackintosh art and architecture. The venue has an upstairs section for the reception ceremony … Continued

Scottish Wedding Music Advice | A typical Wedding Schedule In Scotland

The Jiggers Scottish ceilidh band have played well over 1000 weddings in venues across Scotland. We’ve written this blog post as a guide for brides and grooms who are planning their wedding day schedule, and looking for a bit of Scottish wedding music advice. Of course, you don’t have to do it this way. We’re always very flexible: it’s your Big … Continued

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10 reasons people hire a Ceilidh Band with a DJ

If you are planning a wedding or any other kind of event, this post explains why we think you should hire the Jiggers ceilidh band and DJ together. 1. It caters to your guests’ tastes. Scottish ceilidh music is very accessible, sets a great tone, and is perfect to dance to. The DJ, on the other hand, has access to … Continued