Michael Macdonald Organ Builders

As we near the end of what has proved to be the most troubling of years, forced upon us by the terrible plague that has spread throughout the world, it is our most fervent wish that all our Clients and families have stayed safe during this trying period in our life.

We would particularly like to thank those who have supported our business, not only through this past year, but throughout the Forty-Five years of our existence as a company, it has been greatly appreciated.

We have every confidence that we will come through this and we look forward to a busy year ahead. Wishing all our Clients and Friends, old and new, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year.

Welcome to the Macdonald website, we hope that this visit to our site will prove useful to you in formulating your pipe organ plans for the future. Specialising in the conservation, restoration and re-housing of pipe organs from redundant buildings. With over one hundred instruments throughout the British Isles, under contract for regular tuning and maintenance, we are proud to offer a very personal and professional service of the highest quality.

Established in 1975 we are the oldest Scottish Organ Building company trading today. Based in Glasgow it is an honour to be continuing the traditional craftsmanship of fine organ builders such as, J & A. Mirrlees (1812-1948), J. Brook (1880-1954), Richard Smith (1888-1926), Andrew Watt & Son (1898-1968), H. Hilsdon (1911-1954) and James A. Mackenzie (1960-2014).

Over the years, apart from the joy of working on instruments large and small, we have had the real pleasure of saving numerous historic organs. Through the careful removal, restoration and re-homing, these instruments have been given a chance to continue to delight the ears for years to come. As a well established firm with over Sixty Years experience in all matters relating to pipe organs we are fully able to offer impartial and comprehensive advice on all aspects of any organ problems that could arise, and will be very pleased to assist in any way possible.

Michael Macdonald Organ Builders

Tuning and maintenance. rebuilds and restorations
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Michael Macdonald Organ Builders is at Wick St Fergus Church.1 week ago
Wick St Fergus Church
Soundboard repairs for Wick St Fergus nearly finished.

Will be heading back up to Wick next week to put it all back together #organbuilding #organbuilder #organbuilders #organbuildersuk #pipeorgan #pipeorganbuilding #pipeorgans #pipeorganbuilder #pipeorganbuilders
Michael Macdonald Organ Builders
Michael Macdonald Organ Builders is at Wick St Fergus Church.1 month ago
Wick St Fergus Church
Starting the Great soundboard repair this week. Taking it back to our workshops for flooding and repalleting #organbuilding #organbuilders #organbuildersuk #organbuilder #pipeorgans #pipeorganbuilding #pipeorgan #pipeorganbuilders
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Michael Macdonald Organ Builders1 month ago
A visit today to one of my favourite organs. 1867 Mirrlees, Rescued from St Joseph’s RC in 1985 and it lay in a packing crate for 12 years before we managed to install it here in 1997. #organbuilding #organbuilder #organbuilders #organbuildersuk #pipeorganbuilder #history #restoration #workofart
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Michael Macdonald Organ Builders2 months ago
This was nice to see
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Michael Macdonald Organ Builders is at Kingussie Parish Church Organ Sc021546.2 months ago
Kingussie Parish Church Organ Sc021546
Repairs are now completed and everything tuned up ready to go Kingussie Parish Church Sc021546 #organbuilding #organbuilder #organbuilders #organbuildersuk #pipeorgans #pipeorganbuilding #pipeorganbuilder #pipeorganbuilders #organrestoration #restorations
Michael Macdonald Organ Builders
Michael Macdonald Organ Builders is at Kingussie Parish Church.2 months ago
Kingussie Parish Church
That’s us starting to put everything all back together, will be playing for the weekend. Kingussie Parish Church Sc021546 #organbuilding #organ-builder #organbuilders #organbuildersuk #pipeorgans #pipeorganbuilding #pipeorganbuilders #pipeorganbuilder #pipeorganrepair