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Stirling Bagpipes Scottish Antique Highland Smallpipes Maker & Shop

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'Stirling Bagpipes' combines manufacturing workshop and a retail outlet. We specialise in making high quality hand crafted highland bagpipes as well as smallpipes and borderpipes. We offer bespoke bagpipes from our standard range but can also create tailor made sets according to our customer's specifications. Our turner will replace parts and do refurbishments as well as provide valuations. In our store we have a wide collection of antique bagpipes of famous makes available for purchase.

Stirling Bagpipes' owner and bagpipe maker Alan Waldron's connections with bagpipes started in Gibraltar in 1991 when he first took lessons in piping. Later, Alan spent some time working in Galway, Ireland where he intensified his interest in folk music & bagpipes.

On the return from Ireland in 1996, Alan knew that he wanted to be involved intensively with the making and playing of bagpipes. He was employed retailing pipes for 3 years and was tutored in bagpipe playing by world renowned soloist Allan MacDonald.

By 2000 he started making his own pipes. He joined Garvie Bagpipes, one of the leading Scottish bagpipe makers based in Edinburgh. This is where he first mastered manufacturing smallpipes, borderpipes & session pipes and shortly afterwards became a highland bagpipe maker. He is involved in all stages of bagpipe making including reed making, bellow making, lathe work and tuning.

Alan has always dreamt about starting his own bagpipe making business. That dream came true five years ago when he found suitable premises and decided on relocating to Stirling.

Inside Stirling Bagpipes shop

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MONDAY               10am - 6pm

TUESDAY              10am - 6pm

WEDNESDAY         closed

THURSDAY           10am - 6pm

FRIDAY                  10am - 6 pm

SATURDAY           10am - 6pm

SUNDAY                closed


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