Lorne MacDougall, a Scottish traditional musician, has achieved numerous accolades, including an MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards Instrumentalist of the Year Nomination and three consecutive placements in the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year Final. With an Honours Degree in Scottish Music, MacDougall is known for his ability to seamlessly integrate his bagpipes and whistle sounds, with credits ranging from movies like Disney Pixar's Brave and DreamWorks' How to Train Your Dragon series to television shows like Doctor Who and Thunderbirds Are Go.

Througout 2023 he was bagpipe advisor and recording artist on the final episode of The Crown and appeared briefly as the Piper to the Soverein in the episode “Ruritania”.

MacDougall's piping and arrangements have been featured in various TV series, including Amazon Prime's Good Omens, Netflix's The Sea Beast, McDonald and Dodds, Disney Park's Harmonious, and BBC One's Silent Witness. He was also a mass bagpiper for Hans Zimmer's 2021 movie Dune.

During the 2020 lockdown, MacDougall worked remotely on Patrick Doyle's The Declaration of Arbroath, Lorne Balfe's Songbird, and the studio ident for Ian Bryce's production company. He arranged and recorded pipes for the BBC Scotland sitcom Still Game in 2019 and played a key role in the Christmas special of the popular BBC drama Call the Midwife.

MacDougall has also recorded alongside artists such as Billy Connolly, BA Robertson, John Barrowman, and Susan Boyle. He has also represented Scotland in Disney's It's a Small World World and recorded on D Imman's soundtrack of the Tamil film Bogan.

MacDougall's career spans across Scottish music, from touring with the Tannahill Weavers to working with the Red Hot Chilli Pipers.

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Lorne MacDougall, from Carradale in Kintyre, is a contemporary piper and multi-instrumentalist known for seamlessly integrating his sounds into movie soundtracks with credits including “Brave” and the “How to Train Your Dragon” series to cult British television shows like “Doctor Who” and “Thunderbirds”.  He toured for 5 years with the pioneering traditional folk band The Tannahill Weavers, piping supergroup Tryst and has had various roles on all releases from the masters of modern bagrock, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers.