Articles in Kilts

kilts are knee-length non-bifurcated skirt-type garment with pleats at the rear, originating in the traditional dress of men and boys in the Scottish Highlands of the 16th century. Since the 19th century, it has become associated with the wider culture of Scotland, or with Celtic heritage even more broadly. It is most often made of woolen cloth in a tartan pattern.

Although the kilt is most often worn on formal occasions and at Highland games and sports events, it has also been adapted as an item of informal male clothing in recent years, returning to its roots as an everyday garment.

Particularly in North America kilts are now made for casual wear in a variety of materials. Alternative fastenings may be used and pockets inserted to avoid the need for a sporran.

Kilt Pattern | Which Kilt Pattern Should I Choose?

by Jack C Wood on

If you don't know much about Scottish history and tradition you would be forgiven in thinking that kilt patterns were purely aesthetic. ... Read full article

Traditional Scottish Clothing - A Symbol of National Pride

by Jack C Wood on

Clothing has played an important part in Scottish history. In 1746 the act of proscription sought to assimilate the Scottish highlands and eradicate any sense of national identity. ... Read full article

Quick Look at The History of The Kilt

by Matthew Sorrow on

Highland dress and the tartan are among the most powerful, romantic and dramatic of all the symbols of Scotland. ... Read full article

Kilts for Men - What Is It About A Man in A Kilt?

by Jack C Wood on

"A man in a kilt is a man and a half" This old Scottish saying has passed down through the generations and is as relevant today as it was back then. ... Read full article

Promote Scottish Kilt and Get Rewarded


At Scottish Kilt Shop, we pride ourselves on offering the absolute best kilts. We know that once people try on our kilts, they love them, but it takes a lot of work for us to get the word out about our kilts. We've found that one of the best ways to ... Read full article

Scottish Clans and Their Tartans

by John Salter on

The clan system probably developed after the Romans left Britain around 410 AD and was mainly based in the Highlands and Islands of the country we now know as Scotland.... Read full article

What’s So Special About Wearing a Kilt?


What’s So Special About Wearing a Kilt? Kilts are a long-running tradition for Scotsmen. Not only is kilt wearing a huge part of the Scottish people's culture and heritage.... Read full article

Tartan vs Plaid - Is There a Difference?

by Kathleen Stone on

All tartans are plaid, but not all plaids are tartan.” ~ Scot Meacham Wood, House Beautiful... Read full article

Scottish Kilts - A Must Have for Highland Games


Highland games are becoming more and more popular across the United States, and if you're planning to attend one you don't have to fret about what to wear. ... Read full article

Scottish Outfits – which should I use?

by Duncan MacCalman on

Jacket style is paramount in defining the smartness of your outfit, and deciding what type of jacket to wear, and working out which type of sporran, tie or hose complement your chosen style can sometimes become very stressful for the new kilt wearer!... Read full article