New Product (Practice chanter & goose combination)

New product from McCallum Bagpipes; Practice chanter and goose combination. 

As you can see from the photographs you can play it as a practice chanter or you can seperate the practice chanter and add it to the goose bag and play it as a goose.  It is also better value than buying the items separately.

It is available with the McCallum PC1, PC2 & PC4.  Please contact your local distributor for info.

Christmas Holidays

Only 44 days until Christmas.
More importantly it’s only 42 days until all the little elves at McCallum Bagpipes pack up their hemp and whiskey and head away on their annual 2 week holiday.

Please don’t forget to order sooner rather than later to avoid disapointment and to save the elves from getting too stressed. (especially bob elf)

The Factory will be closed from Friday the 23rd of December until Monday the 9th of January 2012

McCallum Bagpipes New Catalogue

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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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

Brand New Website Unveiled

The brand new McCallum Bagpipes website

McCallum Bagpipes is delighted to announce the launch our brand new website, which went online on Wednesday 22nd June, 2011.

The new design by Scott Currie Web Design coincides with the release of our updated product range. The website is now more interactive than ever and features our stunning new digital brochure by DesignFolk, as well as new high definition video footage by Paul Russell embedded throughout for you to enjoy. Visitors will have the opportunity to see more, hear more and learn more about McCallum Bagpipes than ever before.

To accompany the new website, McCallum Bagpipes has expanded into social media, with new Facebook and Twitter accounts in addition to our new YouTube channel for you to follow.

Make sure to subscribe to our new RSS feed and social media for instant notifications of news updates from the McCallum Bagpipes factory showroom.

Business Excellence Award for McCallum Bagpipes

Kenny & Stuart of McCallum Bagpipes receive first prize at the Business Excellence Awards for Ayrshire

McCallum Bagpipes was recently awarded first place in the annual Business Excellence Awards for Ayrshire, beating a multinational company into second place. The award covered a range of organisations of all sizes, including industry and service providers.

At a dinner held at Ayr Racecourse, McCallum Bagpipes directors Kenny MacLeod and Stuart McCallum were presented with the award by TV personality Fred MacAulay and the current Miss Scotland.

Ghost Hunters International

Ghost Hunters International at McCallum Bagpipes

McCallum Bagpipes had an unusual visit from a film crew making the latest episode of a hit US TV show on Friday 26th November, 2010.

Syfy’s Ghost Hunters International features a squad of paranormal investigators who use their principles of scientific techniques, to explore some of the most legendary haunted spots around the world. Each week the team travels to the far corners of the globe, searching for answers to bizarre supernatural mysteries.

The show was featuring Inveraray Jail and the producers also wanted to visit a factory where bagpipes are manufactured in Scotland. The show filmed the process of bagpipe making and interviews with Stuart McCallum.

Inveraray & District Pipe Band member Geordie Hunter (who works at McCallum Bagpipes) was filmed playing a tune on the Great Highland Bagpipes and Iain Todd was filmed playing smallpipes.

The show is set to be screened in the USA in February, 2011.

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