Craftsmanship

Over 50 years of experience.

R.G. Hardie & Co. is proud to be the makers of the World’s finest bagpipes and take great pride in producing bagpipes played at the highest level of solo and pipe band competition. Our skills at turning heirloom bagpipes are known the world over. We are very fortunate to have the services of one of the oldest makers around in Duncan Campbell, who has been with R.G. Hardie & Co. since 1962. He has been responsible for training the bagpipe makers of the future and we have a fantastic team who work their magic on hand finishing bagpipes.

At every stage of the process we inspect the wood to ensure it meets our high standards. From checking the concentricity and finish of the bores to the fitting of threaded mounts we strive to deliver a bagpipe that is built to last many years. The combing, beading and polishing of the wood adds the final touches to the instrument that any discerning piper will be proud to play and pass on to the next generation.

Our craftsmanship is complimented by the pipers who test and develop our range. R.G. Hardie & Co. General Manager and Double Gold Medalist Alastair Dunn ensures we craft the finest sounding bagpipes in the world.