As you may be aware, African Blackwood (Dalbergie Melanoxylon) has been placed on the endangered species list by CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora).
This decision was made in the very late part of 2016 and implemented very quickly and became law on 2nd of January 2017.
For the time being it DOES NOT affect any of our customers in the EU, but after the UK leaves the EEC the situation may change.
The rest of the world outwith the EU will require a CITES Certificate for all African Blackwood orders.
Orders for Blackwood items for delivery outwith the EU now attract a CITES fee which must be added to the order to pay for the permit which will be issued with the product that is being sent to you.
The fee which includes a small administration fee covering the additional work involved with this will initially be notified to you by email BEFORE we process your order until our systems are updated to accommodate it.
Unfortunately all bagpipe manufacturers and shops are subject to this new legislation.
If you have any queries on the matter please do not hesitate to contact us at the shop to discuss this further, either by phone or email.
Thank you again for your much valued custom
Douglas Murray (Owner of Kilberry Bagpipes)
Everyone at Kilberry Bagpipes has played pipes at the very top competition level and we all understand every aspect of learning and playing the bagpipes. As part of our after sales service, we are more than happy to pass this experience and knowledge on to you by email or by special appointment.
We aim to encourage and help anyone with an interest in piping to better their playing. This can be of great benefit to those customers who need advice, but who do not have access to an experienced bagpipe player or teacher.Please view the fantastic Kilberry Gold Medal Bagpipes as well as our classic range of Kilberry Bagpipes and small pipes
Although we firmly believe in our own range of quality bagpipes we still respect and admire other manufacturers products so we are pleased to offer bagpipes from these other major Scottish manufacturers:
Whatever set of pipes you order from us, be assured we will make sure they reach you in tip-top condition.
Should you have any questions please contact us. Details are here on our Contact page
We hope to be able to fulfil your order soon - thanks for looking!
Dougie Murray (owner)
"Kilberry Bagpipes - a wealth of experience in the making."
If you're looking to start learning to play the bagpipes, you'd be best to start with a Practice Chanter - we offer some excellent Learning Chanters and some complete Practice Kits.
Our Bagpipe Package Deals, which include pipes, carry case, learning kit and maintenance items, are popular with enthusiasts who simply want to buy everything they need to learn, play and maintain their instrument.
We have also included a selection of tried and tested Bagpipe Related Items such as Drone Reeds, Chanter Reeds, Practice Chanter Reeds, Pipe Bags,maintenance items, carry cases and other supplies.
If there is an item you are interested in and you do not see it, please Contact Us.
We are confident that you will be extremely pleased with any item you purchase from us and we'll do our utmost to ensure your satisfaction.
We aim to despatch most orders within 48-72 hours of receiving them.
Bagpipes take longer as each set is custom made to order. When you order a set of pipes from us we simply take a 40% Deposit - we charge the rest when they are despatched to you.
If you do need your pipes in a hurry, simply mark this in the 'Notes' section of the order form and we'll do our best!
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Phone: +44 131 556 9607, EMAILenquiries(at)kilberrybagpipes.com