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 Kilt FAQs

  • How long will it take to make my kilt?

    It is best to leave 6-8 weeks for a kilt outfit. If you need it more quickly than that, just let us know and we’ll see what we can do.

  • Can all kilts be altered?

    The simple answer is no, it all depends on how they have been constructed at the time they were originally made.

    If you are lucky enough to own one of our kilts then this can be altered.

    We would need to see a kilt first to determine whether it can be altered.

  • Do you do kilt packages?

    No. We offer a personalised serive tailored to your needs. We want to ensure you get the finest kilt outfit that fits your budget.

    To produce a competitive package would result in us producing a poorer quality outfit.

    There is a vast range of kilt accessories available and we prefer to allow our customers to choose items they particularly like, in order to create an outfit more personal to them.

    We stock high quality products and where possible source these from within Scotland, thus insuring that we are supporting local industry.

    All our jackets, kilts, sporrans, socks, sgian dubhs, kilt pins and belts are made in Scotland.

  • How am I best to store my kilt?

    Its best to hang your kilt up when its not in use. Ideally using a clamp type hanger, where possible the clamp should be put through both belt loops but at least one, this helps ensure that the kilt doesn’t slip. We sell the “Kilter”, which is an ideal way of storing your kilt and all the accessories in one place, this is great if you travel with your kilt as it ensures that you don’t forget anything and your kilt, jacket etc are all kept in perfect condition.


  • Where should the kilt pin be attached?

    The kilt pin is attached to the front apron of the kilt on the right had side. It does not pin the front apron to the rest of the kilt as this restricts movement and will damage the kilt. It is personal choice as to whether the pin is vertical or at an angle.
  • Is a belt always worn with a kilt?

    A kilt belt is normally worn, unless you are wearing a waistcoat, in which case a belt should not be worn.
  • How should I pack my kilt before travelling?

    There are various options for travelling. We sell a kilt roll which can either be bought on its own or as part of the highland wardrobe. This is a soft piece of luggage. We recommend that the kilt is removed from the roll once you arrive at your destination, as the pleats will become misshapen if the kilt is left rolled for long periods of time. The other type of luggage we have is the "Kilter" which is more like a suit case and is better in situations where there are no space constraints.



  • How do I wear a kilt?

    The kilt sits above your hip bone, so quite a bit higher than where trousers normally sit.

    The lower edge of the kilt shouldn’t be any lower than the middle of the knee cap.

    With the pleats at the back, do up the left hand buckle followed by the right hand buckle (or buckles).

    NB: Left/right side refers to that of the person wearing the kilt.

    The buckles need do be reasonably tight to stop the kilt from slipping down. If there are two buckles on the right hand side, the lower one shouldn’t be too tight - it should be just enough to take up the slack.

Kilt Accessories FAQs

  • How do I tie my Ghillie Brogues?

    Start with the first part of the standard knot used to tie laces then twist the laces round themselves 4 times before crossing the laces behind your leg. Then bring them back to the front of your leg and tie on the outside of your leg with a double bow.

  • Where do I position my sporran?

    Your sporran should be on the centre line of your kilt and 6 inches below the top of the kilt. When dancing, slide the sporran to the side so that it sits on the outside of your leg.

Kilt Jacket FAQs

Hire FAQs

  • How long is a hire for?

    For weekend hire, items can be collected anytime after 9am on a Wednesday morning and returned on a Tuesday morning.
  • What is included in the adult hire package?

    Our standard adult package includes:- a kilt (choice of 18 tartans), kilt jacket (either Prince Charlie with a 3 button waistcoat or Crail in black or charcoal), sporran (either dress or semi dress), ghillie brogues, hose (cream, black charcoal or Navy) & flashes, kilt pin, kilt belt, dress shirt (white or Black), tie (various options), cuff links and a dummy sgian dubh.

    There are also extras that can be ordered -  for more details please visit our hire section.

  • What is included in the boys hire package?

    Our standard boys package includes:- a kilt (choice of 18 tartans), Crail kilt jacket (either black or charcoal), semi dress sporran, black ghillie brogues, hose(cream, black, charcoal or Navy) & flashes, kilt belt, dress shirt and a bow tie.

  • What has to be returned?

    The whole package is returned.

    NB: We do all laundering of items.

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