Hand-Sewn Kilts & Plaids
Our eight yard kilts are fully hand-sewn throughout in the traditional way, by our own on-site team of expert kiltmakers - some of Scotland's most experienced.
We also produce matching plaids in a range of distinctive styles. These are best made from double-width fabric, but can also be sewn from single width lengths if required.
All our tartans are painstakingly hand-made to achieve the most authentic traditional finish available.
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Traditional Hand-Sewn Kilts
Our kilts are not the cheapest you'll find. But you simply won't find better. In keeping with our approach to tartan weaving, our kiltmaking is 'old school'. We hand-sew practically everything. And we don't cut corners.
We have our own team of highly experienced kiltmakers, which means we can take your tartan straight from the loom to the sewing table. You will know that your heirloom garment has been meticulously hand-crafted at every stage from the dying of your yarn through to its final tailoring and packing.
The fly plaid was originally worn only for the most formal occasions. But today it is popular at almost any dressy event, particularly in North America.
We produce two styles of fly plaid: a simple version, or the more impressive fully fringed plaid.
The Piper's Plaid is normally three to four yards long. The length chosen depends upon the wearer's height.
It is usually held in place both by being buttoned under a shoulder epaulet on the jacket, and by being tucked into the belt to the rear.
The tradition of the Shepherd's Plaid began with the Border shepherds who wore plaids as protection against the elements while out on the hills.
It is traditionally worn in a plain style, in either your own tartan or a simple check plaid for a truly authentic look.
The Drummer's Plaid is a smaller form of the fly plaid, which belts around the waist.
Whilst traditionally worn by the drummers in pipe bands, it can also be worn as a more modern and lighter version of the full fly plaid for ceremonial occasions.