Achiltibuie Bagpipe Specialists Ltd was originally founded in the early 2000’s by Major Bruce Hitchings MBE BEM and Alison Sinclair. Named after the picturesque village in Wester Ross, on Scotlands North West Coast. Since 2018 the company has now relocated to Grangemouth Enterprise Centre in Grangemouth, Falkirk. From here, we continue to dispatch worldwide, the finest Piping, Drumming and Highland Wear.
The current company director is Gary Nimmo, originally of California, Falkirk.
Gary has spent most of his professional career as a Piping Instructor, formerly for Falkirk Council, then Highland Council before now being the lead tutor for the new ABS Piping School – Falkirk.
Competitively Gary has managed to accrue a lot of accolades and titles. He is a 4 time World Pipe Band Championship winner amongst 17 major title wins. He has also has managed to win titles worldwide including Canada, United States of America, Australia, Germany, Belgium, Brittany and more. He also has 2 Scottish Schools Titles as a tutor, a BBC MG ALBA Trad Award for Pipe Band of the Year as well as being the recipient of the Eilidh MacLeod Endeavour Award for services to the community of Wester Ross.
Outside work, Gary is the Current Pipe Major of the Grade 2 Royal Burgh of Stirling Pipe Band, and a member of the Breton Band Bagad Kemper, based in Quimper, Brittany, France.
Gary is in demand for tuition and workshops worldwide. With regular classes in United States of America and Taiwan, coupled with a full diary of pupils in Falkirk, Gary certainly still finds time to ensure that you get the very best service when you choose to buy from Achiltibuie Bagpipe Specialists Ltd.