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.

So You Want to Buy a Modern Men's Kilt

by Daron Thomas on

Now that you have decided to finally make the decision to own your first modern kilt, there are many factors to consider. What type of fabric should you choose?... Read full article

What's Really Under a Scotsman's Kilt?

by David S Duncan on

I would like to share with you a true story told to me by my cousin, who for obvious reasons, as you will see when you read on, had better remain anonymous. ... Read full article

Tartan for Ladies

by Heather MacCain on

It's easy, when confronted by the wealth of unique and striking traditional dress for Scottish men, to forget that ladies also appreciate the opportunity to show off their Scottish heritage! ... Read full article

After the Kilt Sniggers - Comes the Tartan Question

by Rufus Steele on

I want a kilt - can I have it in Tartan? Simple answer is yes. The same as anything you buy for sustained use, you have a few choices to make. But nothing too taxing. ... Read full article

Contemporary Kilt Alternatives

by Heather MacCain on

With a spate of recent good weather in the UK, Scotland has been basking in some of the nicest summer weather we’ve enjoyed for a number of years!... Read full article

Scottish Wedding Accessories

by Mark L Byrd on

Whether you're looking to create a full Scottish theme for your wedding, or just want to add a few distinctive and carefully chosen Celtic touches, you'll need the right accessories to help create the look you're after. ... Read full article


by Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica on

Tartan, cross-checkered repeating pattern (or “sett”) of different coloured bands, stripes, or lines of definite width and sequence, woven into woolen cloth (sometimes with silk added). ... Read full article

Hands off our kilts: Scots bid to copyright their national dress


To Scotland, it is as important as Parmesan is to Italy and champagne is to France. Now the national dress, the kilt, could soon get the same type of brand protection as its European counterparts.... Read full article

Kilts and Scottish National Dress

by Lauchtane on

This lens is intended to provide information about the Kilt and its origins as well as to provide a guide on how it should be worn. ... Read full article

How Kilts Are Made? – Kilt Construction

by Duncan MacCalman on

The creation of that famous Scottish garment, the clan kilt, is a bit of a mystery to most people outside of Scotland – and for many of those living in Scotland also!... Read full article