Just in case you haven't heard of it, the bagpipe happened to be played from north africa to scandinavia, from portugal to asia. They came probably from the middle east, and only arrived in england in the 14th century, when the rest of europe was already happily bagpiping. Today, the biggest producer of bagpipes is - Pakistan!
(Note for the record, so you can't accuse me of being a bagpipe-shill on grounds of suspicion of being a bagpipe-player: I don't play bagpipes. But I play shawm and bombard. Search for them up on youtube if you don't know how these sound. Most people are horrified ;))