Highland Bagpipe Makers' Workshop

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Edinburgh, 1960s

Postcard of Highland Bagpipe Makers' Workshop.
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Highland Bagpipe Makers' Workshop

Andrew Ross junior (left) and Andrew Ross senior (right) in their workshop in the premises of J & R Glen, Highland Bagpipe Makers, 497 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, in the 1960s. Andrew Ross senior worked in the firm of J & R Glen and bought the firm in 1947 while keeping on the Glen family name.

J & R Glen, Highland Bagpipe Makers, was the business founded in 1827 by Thomas McBean Glen in the Cowgate in Edinburgh, dealing in and repairing musical instruments. His brother, Alexander Glen, specialized in bagpipe-making and was succeeded by his son David. Thomas' sons, John (1833-1904) and Robert (1835-1911), took over the business in 1866. In 1911, the premises moved to 497 Lawnmarket where it survived as 'J & R Glen, Highland Bagpipe Makers' until it was sold to the late Gordon Stobo about 1978.

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Online ID: 000-000-579-608-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0869: The Bagpipe Collection
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  Bagpipe Archive 4.14
Date: 1960s (date of manufacture)
Who: Andrew Ross, Junior (depicted)
Andrew Ross, Senior (depicted)
J. and R. Glen, Highland Bagpipe Makers (workshop depicted)
Where: Scotland, Edinburgh, 497 Lawnmarket (location of workshop depicted)
Description: Highland Bagpipe Makers' Workshop.
  • Cheape, Hugh. The Making of Bagpipes in Scotland. In: Anne O'Coonor and David V. Clarke (eds). From the Stone Age to the 'Forty Five. Studies Presented to R.B.K. Stevenson. Edinburgh: John Donald Press, 1983, pp. 596 - 615.
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