The Ayrshire Bagpipe Company was set up in 1990 by Brian Mulhearn, a stalwart of the Scottish solo piping scene. The focus of the company since its inception has been to manufacture unique, high quality products for a small specialized segment of the highland piping market. With the attention to detail, passion and individual touch that only a small independently run family business can achieve, the Ayrshire Bagpipe Company has gone from strength to strength. Now with an established international customer base, as well as a number of highly regarded pipers and judges in Scotland and elsewhere using our products you will not be disappointed with the service or quality of your goods!
Proprietor Brian Mulhearn’s credentials as a highly skilled tradesman is undoubtable. Having worked for many years, both in the UK and South Africa, as a master fitter/turner and tool maker he is keenly aware of the importance that must be placed on the reliability and durability of finished products.
Outside of the workshop Brian continues to play pipes regularly and continues to make occasional appearances on the highland games circuit as a competitor, where over the years he has been very successful, picking up many top awards. He has served as a committee member for both the Scottish Pipers Association and the Competing Pipers Association - the foremost representative organisation for solo pipers in the world. As a holder of the Institute of Piping's Senior Piping Certificate and Teachers Certificate he is also much in demand as a tutor in the Ayrshire area.
Brian's son, Ben has been learning skills from Brian since he was a boy. Ben began to work alongside Brian in 2011, honing his skills and allowing Brian the time to develop and extend the range of goods the Ayrshire Bagpipe Company produce. In 2013 Ben won the CLASP Amateur League run by the National Piping Centre. He then went on to have some success in the professional grades, and regularly competes in the highland games circuit. When not competing he also regularly plays the pipes at events.
Brian's wife, Ann, also participtaes in the busines. Although not working in the workshop, Ann ensures that a high level of customer service is received by every customer, to allow Brian and Ben the time to focus on producing top quality products!
The Ayrshire Bagpipe Company is a true family run business with a passion for the pipes and produces goods that are made to last!