Be Part of Piping History, Highland Bagpipe Centre

by Burgess Bagpipes in Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom

We did it
On 4th February 2019 we successfully raised £14,110 with 77 supporters in 73 days

We're creating a centre in the Highlands of Scotland to celebrate and promote our National Instrument - The Great Highland Bagpipe.

by Burgess Bagpipes in Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom


Alexander Hess 21st December 2018

Burgess Bagpipes are a symbol for high end pipes with great design and sound! Even the owners are very sympethatic and so it is a pleasure to support their great idea with the Highland Bagpipe Centre! Good Luck! Alexander Heß from Dortmund

Noreen Grant 11th December 2018

Having had the pleasure of hearing Scott play his Highland bagpipes solo and with other amazing young talent I'm excited and delighted to support the Highland Bagpipe Centre and help Burgess Bagpipes make musical Highland history. Best wishes to Burgess, Fiona and Scott with this inspiring venture.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£1,100 or more

Scottish Smallpipes key of 'A' for £1100

(approx. $1,400 USD) African Blackwood and Titanium Scottish small pipes in the Key of 'A440' for £1,100. The pipes will come completely set up and ready to play with come in a bagpiper case. Your set will be made to order and will take about 12 weeks to complete. Every instrument will be made to your specifications (let us know if your a Lefty!). More info about our pipes at www.burgessbagpipes.com. Voucher available for this item *Shipping*

£22 or more

Pipebox Towel Accessory

(approx. $26 USD) A Pipebox Sweat Towel with the Burgess Bagpipes Logo. Great accessory for your pipe box! *Shipping*

£24 or more

Burgess Beanie

(approx. $31 USD) A soft touch acrylic black Pull-On Beanie has the Burgess logo embroidered in white thread. *Shipping*

£25 or more

Burgess Bagpipes Cap

(approx. $33 USD) This is military style cap made from black cotton and has the Burgess logo embroidered in white thread. *Shipping*

£26 or more

T Shirt - Highland Bagpipe Centre

(approx. $35 USD) A Black Tshirt with the Burgess Bagpipes Logo on the front and Highland Piping Centre on the back. Sizes available when selected the reward. *Shipping*

£26 or more

T Shirt - Making Bagpipe History

(approx. $35 USD) A Black Tshirt with the Burgess Bagpipes Logo on the front and Making Bagpipe History on the back. Sizes available when selected the reward. *Shipping*

£30 or more

Vintage Piping Photo

(approx. $40 USD) Vintage Piping Photo of John McDougall Snr and John McDougall Junior. Standard size to fit 10 inch by 8 inch photo frame. Voucher available for this item. *Shipping*

£35 or more

Hoodie - Making Bagpipe History

(approx. $46 USD) A Black Hoodie with the Burgess Bagpipes Logo on the front and Making Bagpipe History on the back. Sizes available when selected the reward. *Shipping*

£35 or more

Hoodie - Highland Bagpipe Centre

(approx. $46 USD) A Black Hoodie with the Burgess Bagpipes Logo on the front and Highland Bagpipe Centre on the back. Sizes available when selected the reward. *Shipping*

£40 or more

Celtic Art Print

(approx. $52 USD) One of Fiona's Celtic Art Prints, signed by Fiona. Picture size 11 inch by 4.5 inch and comes mounted (15 inch 8.5 inch) Voucher available for this item. *Shipping*

£45 or more

Craftman's Apron

(approx. $58 USD) These aprons are the same as we wear in the workshop today. They are a heavy duty cotton canvas fabric with an adjustable neck brace and straps and are embroidered with the Burgess logo. *Shipping*

£50 or more

Meet the Maker over Skype

(approx. $65 USD) When will you ever get the chance to sit and chat to a bagpipe designer and maker? Get a couple of your friends round and you can ask us anything about bagpipes. Perhaps you have a set that has a problem, or, just wondered how this or that was done? Well find out first hand with by meeting the maker on Skype. Voucher available for this item.

£50 or more

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Local Tution

Get 3 hours of exclusive 1 to 1 tuition from Scott on any of the 3 types of scottish pipes. We caterer for all levels of ability on either chanter, highland pipes or bellows pipes. Voucher available for this item.

£65 or more

Ancient Piobaireachd Gold Medal Whisky

(approx. $71 USD) Adelphi Ardnamurchan Distillery have blended us a whisky which took inspiration from the idea of the Gold Medal awarded for Piobaireachd. We have named the blend the Inverness Reserve. (image shown is a mock up may differ slightly) Adelphi will bottle the whisky specifically for us, this will be a unique memento of this campaign. Each of the labels will have a space where we will write your name and the bottle number.*Shipping*

£90 or more

Roll Call Plaques

(approx. $116 USD) Roll Call plaques can be for Clans, pipe bands, individuals and businesses. These plaques will be made into a feature in the Highland Bagpipe Centre. Made from of recycled hardwood, we will engrave the name of your pipe band or your clan or name and are approximately 300mm x 100mm. Each of the plaques will be individually numbered on a first come first come first served basis.

£150 or more

Make Your Own Practice Chanter Kit!

(approx. $194 USD) We will supply the *African Blackwood Blanks, titanium Ferrule and Chanter sole. The wood will be drilled through at the correct size. We supply the plans with where to drill the finger holes and then its over you to make your own unique practice chanter to whatever style you like. Please see our note on African Blackwood : Voucher available for this item. *Shipping*

£195 or more

Bass Drone Shield with Personal Engraving

(approx. $194 USD) This Shield is the same design as used by the 51st Highland division during WWI. It will fit you bass drone and also the main bodies of most practice chanters. If you're playing a family set it might be an idea to have the name of the family member engraved into the Shield or you own name/initials. This comes with a certificate of authenticity for the 925 Silver material. Voucher available for this item. *Shipping*

£195 or more

Scarf Ring Shield with Personal Engraving

(approx. $194 USD) This Shield is the same design as used by the 51st Highland division during WWI. This wrap around shield is ideal for keeping your scarf snugly around your neck. We will engrave your name or initials, making it a unique item. This comes with a certificate of authenticity for the 925 Silver material. Voucher available for this item. *Shipping*

£200 or more

Instrument Voucher

(approx. $258 USD) Select this £200 reward and receive £350 of an instrument of your own choice.

£220 or more

Personalised African Blackwood Practice Chanter

(approx. $285 USD) Burgess Bagpipes traditional Practice Chanter. This chanter has been designed specifically for this crowdfunding campaign. It follows the same slick, modern design as our Bagpipes. Made only from African Blackwood it will have a Titanium ferrule and sole ring. This traditional practice chanter will be made specifically for you and you can have your name engraved into the chanter body. Voucher available for this item. *Shipping*

£250 or more

Burgess - Highland Games Hamper

(approx. $323 USD) Our hamper is made from a lovely Willow basket. The basket will be filled with a tartan wool travelling rug. It will also contain a bottle of the Ancient Piobaireachd Whisky and a box of oatcakes made by Maclean’s Bakery. Plus a nice piece of cheese from The Highland fine Cheese Company to accompany the Dram & Oatcakes. A reclaimed hardwood label with your name engraved into it will be attached to the carrying handle.*Shipping*

£300 or more

Be a Maker for a Day

(approx. $388 USD) Come to the works and be a bagpipe maker for the day. You will receive a craftsman’s apron and learn about the tools and techniques of pipe making and at the end of the day you will go away with a Reed Protector that you produced. Lunch is included. Voucher available for this item.

£450 or more

Be a Maker for a Day for yourself and one other!

(approx. $578 USD) Come to the works and be a bagpipe maker for the day. You will receive a craftsman’s apron and learn about the tools and techniques of pipe making and at the end of the day you will go away with a Reed Protector that you produced. Lunch is included. Voucher available for this item.

£525 or more

Be a Maker for a Day for yourself and two others!

(approx. $672 USD) Come to the works and be a bagpipe maker for the day. You will receive a craftsman’s apron and learn about the tools and techniques of pipe making and at the end of the day you will go away with a Reed Protector that you produced. Lunch is included. Voucher available for this item.

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