It is traditional in most Scottish societies and Scottish military regiments for formal dinner evenings to have a piper play throughout the proceedings. Important guests can be honoured by being piped to their place at the top table and lead out again after the meal. Pipers traditionally play a short set during the meal.
Many organisations hold formal dinner nights to celebrate appointments, honour special guests or mark a retirement. Pipers can add a Scottish flavour to the night or even just provide an impact that will be talked about for years after.
Some evenings may have a Scottish theme such as Burns night or Saint Andrews night, others might celebrate a special guests Scottish heritage. Either way, the piper can add that prestige that befits the occasion.