MacLellan Bagpipes, custom makers of the highest quality Great Highland Bagpipes & chanters. All of our bagpipes are crafted from the finest materials, using traditional skills learned in Scotland. Attention to detail & dedication to the highest standards of quality, guarantee a bagpipe that is more than just a musical instrument, but also a work of art. We invite you to look at some of the most unique and distinctive bagpipes to be found anywhere.
At MacLellan bagpipes we don't strive to be the biggest, fastest or the cheapest. We do however, meticulously craft a small number of the best sounding and most beautiful looking bagpipes each month.
MacLellan bagpipes has followed this philosophy since it's beginning in 1988. Over the years we have gradually established a solid reputation for rich, warm & stable tone, created with incredible craftsmanship, and instruments of heirloom quality and unparalleled beauty.
Every piece of every bagpipe is made by Roddy MacLellan. He turns every piece of wood used in the bagpipe, and as an accomplished silversmith, also makes every ferrule, projecting mount and drone cap! When you order a MacLellan bagpipe, you join an elite group of discerning pipers who desire more than the ordinary, mass produced bagpipe, but choose to own and play the best, and most unique instrument available today.
Our research has enabled us to stay true to the sound created by late 19th century pipe-makers in Scotland. We have captured that warm broad mellow tone, producing an instrument that is stable and easy to tune even at today's higher pitches.
As modern makers use more and more computerized machinery, finding an instrument of unique character becomes almost impossible. Our bagpipes have always been especially distinct, from the trend setting use of alternate woods and unusual materials for projecting mounts, to custom metalwork on ferrules and tuning slides. We have been using Cocobolo, Mopane, Ceylon satinwood and other exotic woods for over 20 years now.
MacLellan bagpipes have been thoroughly tested by top level players throughout the world, including Roddy MacLeod & the late PM Angus MacDonald of the piping Centre in Glasgow.