Douglas MacPherson is now splitting his time making bagpipes between both Bulgaria and Scotland. This will make absolutely no difference other than location to the manufacturing process - all prices, materials and overall standard will remain the same, and so far the postal service is no different in Bulgaria. Please contact us for the address's or if you have any queries.
Anyone with any long term experience of the Scottish weather will understand completely why we have done this!
Taught as the last apprentice of the legendary Bert Gillanders, Douglas has fine tuned his skills and knowledge for the last three decades.
In the modern world of bagpipe making with C.N.C. lathes and all manner of high tech manufacturing, it is becoming harder to find individually handcrafted, quality Scottish bagpipes. Douglas MacPherson has built up a reputation of being one of the most outstanding craftsmen in Scotland.
Each instrument is turned by hand, then stamped and numbered, there is no mass production - you are purchasing an individual set of bagpipes.
The standard and services you receive will be second to none - our feedback has been 100%.
We offer all manner of repair/restoration work and individual custom bagpipe designs can be viewed in the gallery. Alternative woods and materials commonly used are Mopane, Rosewood, Boxwood, Purple Heart, Cocobolo, imitation Horn and Palm Nut.
Our workshop is set in the heart of rural Angus. We have an open door policy 7 days a week. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to visit - everyone is welcome.'
Visit Simon McKerrell's website to download his new live album, Live at the King's Hall, featuring tunes played on a set of 2011 D. MacPherson Bagpipes. His new album was recorded on the 3rd of May 2012 at the King's Hall, Newcastle University, in England.
Simon McKerrell can also be heard playing a set of D. MacPherson pipes on a solo track featured on the album, ON THE DAY, The story of the Spirit of Scotland Pipe Band. Links are provided below.