MCCALLUM BAGPIPES - Key Persons


Andrew McFarland

Job Titles:
  • Manufacturing Supervisor
  • Factory Supervisor
Andy is our manufacturing supervisor, his job is to help Robert manufacture high quality bagpipes quickly and efficiently. Steven works out in the factory manufacturing the bagpipes, he is the brother of our manufacturing supervisor Andy McFarland.

Emma McCallum

Job Titles:
  • Directors Assistant
Emma is the daughter of Stuart and Sharon McCallum, Emma recently joined the business this year to help Stuart out.

Gavin Nicol

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Stevie Kilbride - Dispatch Team
Gavin works in our assembly team making sure all our pipes are assembled correctly before being passed to be dispatched.

Hilary Kilbride

Job Titles:
  • Highland Dress Supervisor
Hilary is our highland dress supervisor. Hilary is also married to our very own Stevie Kilbride who works in our dispatch team.

Ian Todd

Job Titles:
  • Member of Our Assembly Team
  • Small Pipes
Ian works as part of our Small Pipe team, he is a small pipe expert and is excellent at making high quality pipes. Ian is the newest member of our assembly team who works part time to help get the bagpipes assembled and out to customer. Ian is also a retired Police Officer and a well-known piper!

Jacqui Leask

Job Titles:
  • Accounts
Jacqui is part of our accounts team. She keeps our accounts in order at all times and is always busy invoicing.

John Wilson

Job Titles:
  • Health & Safety
  • Member to Join Our Manufacturing Team
John is our health and safety advisor, John also manufactures the Ulliean Bagpipes. Jack works out in the factory manufacturing the bagpipes. Jack is the newest member to join our manufacturing team and is also one of the very camera shy employees that we have!

KENNETH JAMES MACLEOD

Job Titles:
  • BAGPIPE MANUFACTURER
  • Director

Kenny MacLeod

Job Titles:
  • Managing Sales Director
Kenny is our sales director/boss. Kenny keeps us all busy by bringing in new orders and he also deals with our after sale service. 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 Highland Supplies 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. Kenny deals mainly with the public side of the company, overseeing sales, public relations, advertising and administration. As McCallum Bagpipes expands its international base of customers, Kenny often travels to overseas events as an ambassador for the company. A popular face in the piping world, Kenny has a lifetime experience behind him having led as Pipe Major of the Phoenix Honda Glasgow Skye Association Pipe Band and performed with other top Grade 1 pipe bands.

Les Bryden

Job Titles:
  • Factory
Les works out in the factory manufacturing the bagpipes. Fun fact Les is also a fully qualified fitness instructor.

Margaret Burley

Job Titles:
  • Accounts
Margaret also works in our accounts team, she has worked in this team for many years and knows exactly how everything works.

Marion Hamilton

Job Titles:
  • Accounts
  • Member of the Accounts Team
Marion is the newest member of the accounts team who also works hard to keep our accounts in order.

Richard Gibson

Job Titles:
  • Assembly Supervisor
Richard is our assembly/dispatch team supervisor. He is in charge of making sure all the bagpipes get out the door quickly and efficiently.

Robert Allison

Job Titles:
  • Small Pipes
Robert also works as part of our Small Pipe team. Robert is also great at his job in producing pipes of the highest quality along side Ian.

Robert Eynon

Job Titles:
  • Workshop Foreman
Robert is our workshop foreman. He is in charge of making sure all our bagpipes are manufactured to an excellent standard.

Rory Grossart

Job Titles:
  • MG Reeds Managing Director
Rory runs and manages MG reeds which is located within McCallum Bagpipes factory.

Scott McCallum

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Stevie Kilbride - Dispatch Team
Scott also works in our assembly team. Scott is also the son of Willie McCallum.

STUART ANDREW MCCALLUM - Secretary

Job Titles:
  • BAGPIPE MANUFACTURER
  • Company Secretary
  • Director

Stuart McCallum - Managing Director

Job Titles:
  • Company Director
  • Managing Director
  • Partners, Company Directors
Stuart is our manufacturing director/boss. He makes sure that the factory runs like clockwork. McCallum Bagpipes was formed in 1998 by existing partners, company directors Stuart McCallum and Kenny MacLeod. Stuart and Kenny had known each other for years through piping before starting the company, having both been members of the Glasgow Skye Association Pipe Band. Kenny was already selling practice chanters made by Stuart when he was in California. They were an instant success so when Kenny came back in 1998 they decided to join forces and develop bagpipes and pipe chanters. Company Director Stuart McCallum is the founder of McCallum Bagpipes. His background lies in precision engineering, as a time served tool maker with a specialised knowledge in programming and operating CNC machinery. He worked for a local Kilmarnock engineering company, McCrindles Tooling. They were suppliers to many big companies and made engine parts for Rolls Royce and the aero industry. He progressed from engineer to foreman to production engineer and his job was to programme the CNC milling and turning machinery. Stuart uses all the precise skills and tolerances he used in his engineering background when making bagpipes.

Willie McCallum

Job Titles:
  • Product Development
Willie McCallum helps work us work on product development. Willie's his son Scott also works in our assembly team.