About me

Robert Walker: Highland Bagpiper for Hire


I have over 40 years experience playing the great highland bagpipe having learned the art as a young boy from my father before continuing my bagpipe education in the Armed Forces and at the College of Piping in Glasgow where I was taught by world class teachers from Glasgow and Edinburgh.

I have played at the highest level, competing with a Grade One Pipe Band in Scotland and playing twice at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. I have also travelled extensively throughout the UK and overseas attending a variety of events, which have included royalty and senior dignitaries.

I currently teach the bagpipes to a number of private pupils, along with pupils from private schools in the Dorset area including Sherborne, Milton Abbey and Bryanston. These pupils have varying abilities from complete beginners to those playing bagpipes.

I can attend your function in either full highland dress or highland evening dress depending on the occasion and your requirements.

Areas covered

I am based in Dorchester and cover the following areas:

Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Hampshire, Wiltshire, and Somerset, but can travel extensively if required


I can offer a variety of styles of dress including:

  • Full highland dress
  • Evening dress with Argyle jacket white shirt and Dickie bow tie
  • Day dress with Argyle jacket.white shirt and tie
  • Kilt in Prince Charles Edward Stewart tartan.