Our History

Established in 1976.

 

Dunvegan Pipes and Tartans was founded By Chris Mulinder in 1976 and originally started out as a Bagpipe teaching school. 

Once the establishment got into full swing, the pressure of the times changed the situation from teaching bagpipes full time, to also incorporate the supply of bagpipes, and the Scottish equipment that went with it. 

This led to the changing of the shop name to Dunvegan Pipes and Tartans. Dunvegan was the home on the Isle of Skye to the famous MacCrimmon piping family.

In 2019, the shop was bought by Steve Johnston, who moved the shop to the Heritage village of Modderfontein where the shop continues to serve the Scottish community and promote Scottish culture with pride and passion.

In full Circle, Chris retained the previous shop premises and converted it back into a Bagpipe school where he continues to teach Bagpipes to this day . . . .

About US

Based in the historic village of Modderfontein near Johannesburg in South Africa… We are kilt makers, Scottish outfitters and Kilt hire  professionals…. catering for the hire and purchase of all things Scottish and dedicated to the Service of Scottish culture and heritage in South Africa.
 

We are importers of the finest genuine tartan from the tartan mills in Scotland.

The owner Steve is a qualified upholsterer and trained kilt maker with a genuine love for the rich colours and textures of tartan.

Steve is also an active member of the South African pipe band community