The kilt pin is a beautiful piece of jewellery which is worn on the outer layer of the kilt; it is usead as a weight to prevent the kilt from lifting upwards which is always helpful, we wouldn’t want any accidents now! Our range of kilts pins are available in both pewter and sterling silver.
The sgian-dubh (Gaelic for black or hidden knife) is a small, single-edged knife worn as part of traditional Scottish Highland dress along with the kilt. Originally used for eating and preparing fruit, meat, and cutting bread and cheese, as well as serving for other more general day-to-day uses such as cutting material and protection, it is now worn as part of traditional Scottish dress tucked into the top of the kilt hose with only the upper portion of the hilt visible. The sgian-dubh is normally worn on the same side as the dominant hand.
The sporran, a traditional part of male Scottish Highland dress, is a pouch that performs the same function as pockets on the pocketless kilt. Made of leather or fur, the ornamentation of the sporran is chosen to complement the formality of dress worn with it. The sporran is worn on a leather strap or chain.
Looking to purchase your own kilt for that special occasion? We offer one of the largest selections of tartans in Scotland for both men and children.
Our Kilts to Buy come in 4 material lengths, ranging from 5-8 yards and 3 tartan weights. The longer the material length the more pleats, or folds, are added to the kilt. All of our kilts are hand stitched by our own Sottish kilt makers and made from 100% wool.
Kilts – A Little History
Over the years the way in which kilts are made and the length of the kilt has changed. Kilts were originally hand coloured in dull brown, green, white or black unlike the multi-coloured plaids and tartan styles worn and recognised in this modern time. This style came about as dying and weaving techniques improved.
It was in the 1800s when tartan patterns were developed and then became native to Scotland using tartan cloth. Tartan patterns became a way of being recognised for a certain design, as patterns of a specific nature would identify your country of origin, family, clan or region. It wasn’t until the 19th century that Highland outfits became a form of ceremonial dress, worn as formal wear for weddings, sporting events and during holiday celebrations.
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