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You may purchase our products at these fine dealers:

Midwest Bagpipe Supply, Plymouth, Mn

House of Bagpipes, SanFrancisco

Pipeline Bagpipes, Haskell,N.J.

Song Of The Sea, Bar Harbor, Maine

Tartan Thistle Bagpipes, Freeland, Washington

Tone Czar Bagpipes, Frederick, Maryland

If your favorite Bagpipe Dealer isn't listed here, ask them to order our products for you.

John Pratt / Abington Highlander

So, you spent a wee fortune on those pipes, eh?

Take care of your pipes! A good set of pipes are a big investment for most pipers and a family heirloom set handed down is even more valuable. Precious woods turned by a craftsman, expensive silverwork with ancient designs, seasoned ivory and hand rubbed finishes can all get marred from rubbing and bumping together in your pipe box or tote.

Once it's scratched, dented or chipped, it's difficult, expensive and almost impossible to fix. Highland Pipe Socks give you an added level of protection for your precious pipes when you transport them to events, practice and storage.

Highland Pipe Socks are made of 16 oz. Sweatshirt Fleece, with Hook / Loop and Drawstring fastening systems. They come as a six piece set:

1 Bass Drone Top Sock
1 Bass Drone Bottom Sock with drawstring
1 Blowpipe Bag with drawstring
1 Chanter Bag with drawstring
2 Tenor Drone Socks

Chanter bags are long and wide enough to accommodate a chanter with a 3.5-inch sole and reed protector attached. Chanter bags may be purchased separately.

These socks are designed so that they can be put on your pipes after the bass drone is separated. They are also designed so that you don't need to take the drone cords off!

Keep Em Safe with Highland Pipe Socks!

We're sorry to say that Abington Highlander is going out of business. Our sewing contractor is no longer in business and we're not able to find anyone who will acomodate our small orders.
We thank everyone who has ordered our products and wish you all the best.

Our Newest Product
The Black Dragon
Twist-On Reed Protector
Look for reviews in your favorite Pipe Magazine this Fall


Made of Black Delrin Plastic, this reed protector only needs a slight twist and it's on. No thumbscrew!

keep your pipes looking newer,longer.

International recognition given to our product by
P & D Magazine!!!!

As a result of this article, some of our dealers are selling Highland Pipe Socks to bands in Scotland!

Who'd a thought?

The Big Shopping Spree September, 2004
The Piper & Drummer highlights hot products

Drone Socks

One of the most unusual products we've seen are Drone Socks from Abington Highlander of Scranton, Pennsylvania. The product is designed to protect expensive drones from being bashed around in transport.
The socks are made of high-quality sweatshirt material, and close around the various parts of the instrument using Velcro.

If MacDougall of Aberfeldy had invented Drone Socks there would be many more pristine sets of those going around-for a lot more money, of course.
If you thought customs officials were mystified by the pipes themselves, wait'll they see them wrapped in Drone Socks.

Andrew Berthoff
Editor, Piper & Drummer Magazine



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John Pratt / Abington Highlander
2028 Washburn Street * Scranton * Pennsylvania 18504-1905