Bagpipemaker and supplier of Scottish Great Highland Bagpipes, pipe chanters, smallpipes and accessories.
McCallum Bagpipes is one of the best known and most advanced bagpipe manufacturers in the world today. We produce the highest quality bagpipes, smallpipes, chanters and piping products.
In our Kilmarnock factory showroom, our experienced team designs and precision manufactures the McCallum Bagpipes brand of Great Highland Bagpipes that are the instrument of choice for many of today's top soloists and pipe band competitors.
From pipes and drums to full highland regalia, we cater for both the individual and the full pipe band ensemble.
McCallum Bagpipes was formed in 1998 by its existing partners, Kenny MacLeod and Stuart McCallum. Kenny and Stuart had known each other for years through piping, both being members of the Glasgow Skye Association Pipe Band.
Kenny MacLeod has been involved in making and selling bagpipes since 1982, working for Kintail in Cumbernauld and Glasgow. In 1988, he was one of the founding partners in his own company, MacLeod Highland Supplies. That proved to be very successful in a short period of time, selling bagpipes and all pipe band equipment. In 1995, Kenny sold his share in MacLeod's and moved to Los Angeles, California to play with the Los Angeles Police Pipe Band. He also started selling bagpipes and teaching while he was there. It was really hard to get supplies of pipes and chanters at that time so Kenny asked Stuart if he could make practice chanters to help with delivery times.