CAMERON PIPEBAGS PipeBags for the Great Highland BagPipe


On this page you will find an insight into some of the aspects of the Cameron Pipe Bag which make them more comfortable and superior to other types of pipe bags. My intention when starting out making my pipe bags was to give pipers a great product at great value and my aim is to never lose sight of this!

In my own playing career I have tried a number of synthetic bags and have never found anything that comes close to the comfort and tonal qualities of a skin bag, and it seems I am not alone as there is a huge resurgence in the number of pipers now choosing to play either sheep or goat skin bags. No matter whether you're a dry or wet blower, the natural ability of the skin to absorb and dissipate moisture has never been beaten by a synthetic alternative.


At this time I offer two options, sheep or goat skin, with either swan or straight neck.

The swan is constructed differently from the more traditional method. Rather than the "pulls" which are usually used, the swan neck on the Cameron Pipe Bag is constructed with folds in the leather. This has the advantage that it gives a greater curve to the neck and prevents the neck from buckling when the chanter is moved into position which is generally the case with the pulled necks. This in turn provides a greater air flow to the chanter reed.

Both bag types are cut with slightly more forearm freedom for the top hand in mind which has the advantage of allowing more movement and less likelihood of top hand cramping or tightening up during playing. This is something, through my own research, that I have found pipers are looking for. In addition, the bags are left squarer at the back so the piper has a greater feeling should he / she experience any slippage.

If you wish to discuss any aspect of the Pipe Bag, please get in touch on 07787 554121 or through the CONTACT tab.

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