Reaching high notes no-one knew existed

Julian Goodacre enjoys making and repairing both Scottish and English pipes from his Peebles workshop, but is incredibly excited about his latest venture.

He’s in the middle of making a set of small pipes for Callum Armstrong – the young piper in the film Warhorse.

He told us: “For hundreds of years people have been searching for higher notes and higher octaves and Callum has managed to find a way of playing them.

“We have developed a chanter by opening up new holes and blocking others, and there are a lot of people all around the world who can’t believe what they hear when they hear what Callum is doing.”

To find out more, see our video of Julian in action on our website www.the