The Bagpipe Society

Guide to the Border Pipes

Border pipes is a generic term applied to bagpipes that have - usually - 3 drones in a common stock and a relatively loud “scottish type” chanter. They may be either bellows or mouth blown. The term “border bagpipe” is applied to both lowland-border and “Southern” English border pipes.

Border pipes in D by Jon Swayne. Border Pipes in Plumwood, plastic ivory mounts, silver ferrules. Bellows-blown."
Border pipes by Dominic Allan. D pipes in damson with blackwood and boxwood mounts, G pipes in blackthorn with boxwood mounts.