peter-henderson

Peter Henderson Bagpipes

Peter Henderson was born on 14 November 1851 at Inverkeithing, Fife and his company, Peter Henderson Limited, founded in 1868. Henderson was Pipe Major of the Glasgow Volunteers and won the marches at the Northern Meeting, 1884. He also published music, some of which was his own, such as the Henderson’s Collection 1888.

One of the longest standing pipemakers of the 20th century, the Peter Henderson name is synonymous with great tone. From 1880 until 1973, the Henderson shop on Renfrew Street in Glasgow was a hub for top pipers. Ironically Peter Henderson himself was only part of the business for  about 20 years when he died in 1902