When we re-opened McCallum Bagpipes on June 29, 2020 we were asked by The Balmoral School of Piping and Drumming for a short video tour of how things are at McCallum Bagpipes since we started back. It was followed by a live question and answer session and we thought it would be interesting for everyone to see how we are operating in these strange times.

This is a video of the people on the first shift which runs from 6 am till 2.00 pm, and then the second shift starts at 2.15 so there is minimal contact between the two shifts.

Our producer, director and cameraman (Kenny) was well pleased with his first time using the new equipment and wanted everyone to know: “If you’re looking for somebody to video your wedding or party, I’m sure we can work out a good deal”. 😊

We really look forward to the time when we can meet and show you all round the factory again, but this will let you see what we are doing now.

FactoryOur factory workshop allows us to undertake the entire process of bagpipe and pipe chanter making from design and manufacture to the distribution of the finished product under one roof.

Design takes place in our planning office, where exact specifications are input to our computer programs which ensure a consistent precision finish every time. Using state of the art machinery, our instruments are precision manufactured to exact specifications under the strict supervision of our expert craftsmen.

From the ageing and turning of finest quality African Blackwood to the engraving of Alloy, Nickel or Silver mounts, McCallum Bagpipes complete the whole bagpipe component making and assembly process in-house.

Finally, every instrument is subjected to our strict quality control process and individually inspected to ensure that every set of McCallum Bagpipes meets the highest possible standards before leaving our factory.

You can rest assured that you will not find a more refined instrument anywhere than a set of McCallum Bagpipes.

You can watch more videos featuring McCallum Bagpipes products on our YouTube channel

You are welcome to drop in to our Kilmarnock factory showroom Monday to Saturday during these times:

Mon-Thurs: 09.00 – 17.00  •  Friday: 09.00 – 14.45
Saturday: 09.00 – 16.00  •  
Sunday CLOSED  

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