Help for Hereos Tartan

 Ayrshire Kilt Shop at McCallum Bagpipes are very proud to now stock Help for Hereos tartan.
Hire a great looking kilt and raise money for a fantastic cause.  This is a Help for Hereos endorsed promotion and monies from every hire will be contributed to the charity which provides direct, practical support for our wounded. They fund projects and initiatives that make a real difference to the lives of our wounded heroes.







Butterfly Event for Cancer Research 2011

All in aid of charity

Hilary and Julie Anne in our Highland Dress department helped fit out the Kilmarnock Fire Station team in their finest kilt outfits so the guys could look their best at the charity event at Ayr Racecourse on 2nd October.

400 lady guests, many of who had come dressed for the 1920’s Orient Express theme enjoyed some shopping lunch and afternoon tea then watched a brilliant fashion show.  At the end of the evening all the guests learned how to perform the Charleston dance to the music of ‘Time of your Life’ Showband. The best part was that the guests raised a fantastic £6,000 which is up on last years total and all of it being fully donated to Cancer Research UK. This brings their total since they began in 2007 to an amazing £160,000.

An extra special well done has to go to Lorna Dempsey, the founder of Butterfly Events who tirelessly organises these events purely voluntarily, as well as working full time.

For more photos of the event and more details of forthcoming events, please visit Butterfly Events.

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

McCallum Bagpipes Roadshow 18th November 2011

McCallum Bagpipes latest Roadshow will be in the North East of England on Friday 18th November, 2011 at 8pm.

The venue for the roadshow is the Dubmire Royal British Legion Club, Britania Terrace Fence Houses, Houghton Le Spring DH4 6LJ.

The show will feature Rory Grossart, Steven Leask, Stuart McCallum, Willie McCallum and Kenny MacLeod. MC for the event is Allan Hamilton.

Tickets £7.00 (including supper) available from Kevin Reilly Telephone 0191 512 0650 or 07931322114 or email:  or alternatively contact members of the Houghton Le Spring Pipe Band.

All proceeds go to RSPBA North East Branch and Sunningdale School for children with profound handicaps and complex medical needs.

All expenses are covered by McCallum Bagpipes Ltd.


James Fowler Killie F.C.

James Fowler from Kilmarnock F.C. came in to see us at the Ayrshire Kilt Shop to collect his new Killie tartan outfit.

We presented him with his outfit in recognition of James’ Testimonial Year.

James has been at Killie since 1999.

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