Welcome to L&M Highland Outfitters, serving the global Celtic market since 1966.
In 1966, Ed Langille and Murdock Miller (L&M) manufactured hand-sewn pipe bags and sold them to pipers in the St. Catharine’s, Ontario market. As the business began to grow, they expanded their product line into other high quality leather products, including sporrans, belts, straps, etc.
In 1971 after Mr. Miller had retired from the business, Ed and his wife Sandra, moved the company to Londonderry, Nova Scotia, where Ed was raised. Their business was prosperous and the demand grew internationally for their renowned pipe bags, sporrans and Scottish Highland Dress Accessories for the next 20 years.
In June of 1991, Peggie and Joe MacLean purchased L&M and moved it to the Burnside Industrial Park in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia where it is still located today. Ed trained Joe in the traditional fashion... hands on and hard work until he was sure that his life’s work was in the right hands.
January of 2012 saw L&M Highland change hands once again. Heather Hawes and Grant Withers took over the company reigns and began a modernization program as well as creating new product lines. Together, Heather and Grant wish to grow the retail business in Atlantic Canada while looking towards new markets throughout the world. Both Heather and Grant have experience in the Pipe Band world as Grant has been a Piper in a local band for several years.
As a family run business employing only the best craftspeople in our region, L&M has grown into a world renowned manufacturer of the best products available anywhere. Our company is dedicated to continuing L & M Highland's legacy of quality hand made products. When you see the L & M logo on a product you can be assured it was made to time our honoured standards. Proudly Made In Nova Scotia!