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Stirling Bagpipes Scottish Antique Highland Smallpipes Maker & Shop


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This small shop sells bagpipes of every type and at every price, including antiques by legendary craftspeople that are displayed in glass cases. In the room behind the shop, the owner lovingly turns the chanters and drones, but he will happily take time to talk you through the history of these instruments.

- Fodor's (bestselling US travel guidebook) Review

Bagpipes are handmade and repaired in this combined shop and workshop, which also houses a collection of antique bagpipes and piping paraphernalia. The place is a focus for local pipers, and sells books and CDs of pipe music.

- Lonely Planet:


Rarely do you meet someone with the passion and precision in the making and repair of bagpipes as Alan

- Allan McDonald, Gold Medal Winner and Tutor at the National Piping Centre.


Just wanted to let ye know the pipes are amazing - like a different set.
I can't believe how much easier they are to play and the drones tune instantly and sound great.
Cheers for yer hard work!

- Donna MacCullough (Donna the Piper) - Isle of Eigg.


Alan's shop in Stirling has provided me and my fellow band members, with the opportunity to purchase quality goods at low prices and without the need to travel to Glasgow or Edinburgh.
The craftsmanship and professionalism in his repairs and refurbishments are of the highest quality and I would certainly recommend that anyone looking for this to be done, should pay a visit to Stirling Bagpipes.
- Robert Russell, Pipe Major, Pipes and Drums of Central Scotland Police.


Alan Waldron who has been with us for many years has established his own business mainly focussing on GHB and repairs at his new shop in Stirling. Alan has proved himself as a  skilled craftsman and I recommend his work, he continues to make some pipe parts for us to the same high standard.

- Nigel Richard, bagpipe maker, 'Garvie Bagpipes'.


Since coming into contact with Alan, he has provided excellent service for both band and personal enquiries.  The knowledge and enthusiasm he brings to his business make him a great contact to deal with.  His workmanship is first-rate, and attention to detail is invaluable.  Long may it continue.

- Mark Sutherland, ex-PM Denny and Dunipace Gleneagles.


I have to say the pipes are playing really well, tuning easily and staying in tune for long periods even though the weather was hot and humid and of course,  they look great.
I got back last night, took them out the box this morning and played for half hour inside the house with air conditioning on and no difference,  they played beautifully.
So put me down as one very satisfied customer, next time I'm in Stirling I'll drop by to thank you personally.

- Murray Harper, Thailand.


Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say that my pipes are playing fantastically since you worked on them. I played at the wedding at the weekend and it was like playing a completely different instrument. Brilliant.

Thanks for sorting them out – and it was good to track down their history during the process too.

- George Tarvit, Dunblane.


Great bagpipes at great prices, crafted by skilled and very helpful bagpipe maker - Alan Waldron.

- Pawel Wieladek, Warsaw.


Brilliant craftsmanship, great advice & service, throw in highly competitive prices, with Stirling Bagpipes you get it all. I highly recommend you see Alan for any of your piping gear.

- Drew Hawkins,  Moree Pipe Band, Australia.


High quality pipes and pipers' equipment at reasonable prices!

- Ulrich Schmalz, Germany.


Bought my pipes and practice chanter from Alan, I found him to be very helpful, patient and passionate. Full of knowledge in all things Piping.

- Kenny Stewart, Gargunnock, Stirling.


Super shop and a good guy to deal with. My kids came away happy to have met Alan and pick up from his very strong interest in music. Highly recommend a visit to the shop if your in Scotland (or Europe)!!!!

Leo Bissett, Ireland.



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