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New Reel Time website

After many months of development, we have now put our new look website live.  We hope you like it and find it easy to navigate.  We have included a page of samples and demo videos, so you can listen on line.  Also please make use of our enquiry form, meaning availability and quotes can be generated quicker.  If you have any comments or things you would like to see, please get in touch.

Plinth project, Trafalgar square

Managing director Roddy Deans was selected out of 33000 applicants to receive a place on the 4th Plinth in Trafalgar square, as a part of Antony Gormley’s one and other project. Roddy used his hour to entertain the crowds in Trafalgar square with some well known bagpipe tunes, some contemporary compositions and a fantastic theatrical rendition of Robert Burns address to the haggis, to commemorate 250 years since the great poets birth. Click here to see Roddy's performance.

 

Robert the Bruce theme conference

Reel time organised a fantastic social program for a pharmaceutical company visiting Edinburgh for their annual conference.  Their vision was to have a Robert the Bruce twist on the conference and to give delegates a lasting impression of Scotland. We organised them everything from a clann battle to Highland games with a whisky tasting as an unwind on the last night.  Of course Robert the Bruce was officiating every day and keeping the guests in good spirits. They were staying at the Marriott Dalmahoy, with a gala night at the mighty Edinburgh castle.  Fantastic settings for fantastic events.

 

Bagpipers for Edinburgh castle

Working in partnership with Historic Scotland, Reel Time is supplying professional bagpipers for Edinburgh Castle, as part of their daily events program.  Our pipers open the castle at 9.30 each morning playing on the front battlements beside the gatehouse suite.  They then play a varied program and pose for guests pictures on the battlements at Hospital square.  The days playing is topped off with a 15 minute recital before the 1 o clock gun is fired. “it is an honour to be working with the castle and entertaining visitors to our country” said Duncan, one of our pipers.

 

Homecoming 2009

Reel Time supplied Roddythepiper for the Homecoming 2009 Advertising campaign.
Roddy will feature in 5 themed adverts that form the cornerstone of Scotland’s national campaign.

 

Dundas castle

Reel Time Events is proud to be working with Dundas Castle as recommended supplier of Quality Scottish events and entertainment. They supplied a piper to greet HRH Princess Anne on her trip to Edinburgh , May 22 nd 2008. She was guest of honour at the Scottish Business Excellence awards.

 

Mr Scotland 2008

Reel Time entertained hundreds of screaming ladies (and a few guys!) at the Mr Scotland 2008 finals, 29 th April 08. Miss Scotland 2007 was equally impressed.

 

Rolls Royce

Reel Time has been chosen to give a whisky tasting at the advance launch of the new Rolls Royce Drop 6 Convertible, August 2008. This follows on from the quality tasting that we did last year for the Drophead Convertible at Archerfield House.

 

Olympic Homecoming 2008 Press launch and Bus Tour

Reel Time Events supplied Pipe Major Roderick Deans to pipe in the 4 Scottish medal winners at 2008s Beijing Olympics to their press conference. He then played on the Olympic homecoming bus down the Royal Mile from Edinburgh Castle to the Scottish Parliament and Holyrood Palace. A crowd of 50000 turned out to welcome Triple Gold Medallist Chris Hoy and 3 other medal winners back to Scotland. We helped to create an atmosphere for this event with some amazing piping to get the crowd in the mood. The striking images of the piper were used by many newspapers in their coverage of this national success story.

 

Continued success

Reel Time Events is proud to be named as the recommended entertainment supplier to the Marriott Dalmahoy Hotel. This is in addition to similar contracts with several other major hotels, event organisers and Destination Management Companies.

 

Scottish Widows Investment Partnership - 28th June 2007

Reel Time in partnership with Maxmillion provided a night to remember at Edinburgh Castle. Our VIP guests from Scottish Widows Investment Partnership were entertained with a piper, storytellers and a whisky tasting. The event finished with a pipe band leading the guests out after beating the retreat.

 

Harry Potter - 17th July 2007

Reel Time Events organised a piper for a magical event at Edinburgh Castle for hundreds of Harry Potter fans, to celebrate the launch of the final book in the series.

 

Whisky Tastings

In 2007 our distinctive whisky tasting events have been held at such prestigious locations as the Old Course Hotel in St. Andrews, Dundas Castle, Edinburgh Castle and the Ardanaiseig Hotel, (The Scottish Romantic Hotel of the year 2006).

 

Antarctic Convention Whisky tasting - 14th June 2006

The Antarctica Convention was held in Edinburgh to discuss the last unknown wilderness. Reel Time entertained their 300 international delegates with a malt whisky tasting. The organisers were delighted at how it encouraged interaction.

 

T In the Park - 8 + 9th July 2006

The Reel time band were helping volunteer organisation Project Scotland, to promote their tent at music festival T in The Park. Revellers were taught the Virginia Reel and Strip the willow. The Band was broadcast live on Radio One and also on BBC2 Highlights with Colin and Edith participating in the dancing.

 

Fit For the Queen - 22nd to 29th July

Reel Time supplies Bagpipes to Hebridean Cruises, Scotland’s only 5 star Cruise ships. The Queen has chartered one ship Hebridean Princess to celebrate her 85th birthday with children and close family. Details are classified.

 

Venue Design

Reel Time is now working with Kate Marrian, who is helping clients with the design elements of their corporate events. From Lighting and decoration down to name cards and invitations. Kate will help in delivering the finishing touches for your perfect corporate event.

 

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