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Meet and discover the local artisans of Edinburgh

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artisan bagpipe makers


One of the remaining bagpipe makers to complete every bagpipe by hand, craftsman Dave and apprentice Ruari are dedicated to continuing the use of traditional bagpipe techniques. Situated just off the historic Royal Mile, the Kilberry team share skill and talent to not only craft but also play Scotland's beloved instrument. With a belief that every set of bagpipes should be bespoke to the piper, the service offered in store is comprehensive, driven by quality and an experience of expertise.

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"It’s nice to make things in a traditional way they’ve always been made, keeping the products made by hand, maintaining the highest quality and using the traditional ways to make things. 

It is a very involved job, there’s no button pushing, it’s very hands on."