Michael Macdonald began his career in Organ Building in 1961 when he was apprenticed to Andrew Watt & Son, the well established Glasgow Organ Builders.
In 1965, the firm was sold and he began working with Messrs Casey & Cairney, also of Glasgow and former Watt employees until eventually joining Messrs J.W.Walker & Son of Ruislip in 1970 as their West of Scotland Tuner. During the period with Walkers, he had the privilege of working in the Cathedrals of Glasgow and Carlisle and the Abbeys at Dunfermline and Paisley. In 1975 he decided to break away from Walkers and set up his own company.
In 1991 Michael`s eldest Son, Andrew joined the firm direct from Stevenson College in Edinburgh, where he had been engaged in the study of early keyboard tuning temperaments. This has proved extremely useful, as we are privileged to be the chosen tuners for the mobile cabinet organs used by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, The Scottish Chamber Orchestra, The B.B.C, Concerto Caledonia, Ludus Baroque, The Edinburgh International Festival, Harry Christophers “The Sixteen” and on occasions Dunedin Consort and Cappella Nova.