McCallum Bagpipes Newest Addition

Stuarts new best friend and it’s not Andy…

We have just taken delivery of our new Dugard 200HT/200MC slant bed, high precision CNC lathe. 

Andy was delighted when the new machine arrived as it is going into his department but he soon came to realise that it actually just means more work for him.  This gave a laugh to all the other guys in the factory.

The new machine will help us produce more practice chanters bagpipe chanters and help with the new range of acetyl bagpipes.

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Busiest Week of the Year

 Roll on the Christmas Holidays…..

 Jim and Gavin are especially delighted that last week is over and by with.  All hands were at the pumps as we successfully completed our orders for the busiest week of the year so far.  Even on an average week we find ourselves very busy but last week was one of those crazy ones that come along 2 or 3 times a year when it’s even more manic than usual. The run up to Christmas is notoriously busy but it seems we have started even earlier this year. 

The hemping and sanding fingers are still a bit raw as is Roberts voice from trying to get us all ‘organised’.   Hopefully the fingers recover quicker than the voice…..only joking Robert.

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South American Piping Association

Many thanks to Alex Cross (above left) who sent us these great pictures of the South American Piping Association Band playing recently at their Ceilidh in Buenos Aires, Argentina and then at the Oktoberfest celebrations in Cordoba, Argentina where the band are invited to play every year.

 

Thanks to all the SAPA who do a great job in representing the Scottish Community in Argentina.



SPA Juvenile Winners


Congratulations to the A & B Grade Winners of the SPA Juvenile Competion held at the College of Piping last weekend the 8th Oct 2011

B Grade Winners (pictured above)

Piobaireachd – 1.E Iannetta-MacKay 2.Donald Stewart 3.Lewis Russell 4.Fraser Anderson
March – 1.Alastair Hutcheon 2.E Iannetta-MacKay, Fraser MacKinnon 4.Steven McNair
S&R – 1.Fraser MacKinnon 2.Steven McNair 3.E Ianette-MacKay 4.Harris MacLennan
Most Promising Piper in the B Grade – Kyle Shead not in the prize list

B Grade Overall: Eireann Iannetta-MacKay

 

A Grade Winners (pictured above)

Piobaireachd – 1.Caitlin MacDonald 2.Ross MacKay 3. Mathew Anderson 4.Iain Crawford
March – 1.Ross MacKay 2.Ross Miller 3.Iain Crawford 4.Caitlin MacDonald
S&R – 1.Iain Crawford 2.Andrew Brodlie 3.Ross MacKay 4.Mathew Anderson
Jig – 1.Andrew Clark 2.Fraser Hogg 3.Iain Crawford 4.Caitlin MacDonald

A Grade Overall Winner Ross MacKay

A Grade Overall Under 15 Winner Andrew Brodlie

Congratulations to all these young pipers

McCallums Little Helpers



Scott, Dillon and Duncan were our friendly helpers last week in the factory.
These three fine lads worked in the inspection/assembly and dispatch departments.

All three are pipers and play with their local band.

Scott Figgins and Dillon Brown both play with Irvine & District Pipe Band
Duncan Clarke plays with Mid Argyll Pipe Band

Many thanks to the lads who done a great job all week from us all at McCallum Bagpipes

“Fired Up”

“Fired Up” Presents Live in Concert ReIgnited.

For more information visit www.bucksburnpipeband.com or call 01224 312979.

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