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.

Famous Scottish Pattern

by Ola Jones on

When you are thinking about Scotland and Scottish people what is the first thing that appears in your mind? Probably beautiful landscape, bagpipes, blankets, kilts.... Read full article

Tartan Wedding Favour Ideas

by Kath Anderson on

Traditionally, Brides often give their wedding guests a little treat or wedding favour in exchange for a wedding present given to the happy couple as a wedding gift. ... 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

The Solid Colored Kilt

by Matthew Newsome on

In many peoples’ minds, if it is a kilt it must be tartan. I have a friend who for years insisted to me that if it was not tartan, it was not a kilt — it was a skirt! ... Read full article

Early History of the Kilt

by Matthew Newsome on

The kilt . . . an ancient and noble garment . . . remnant of the early Celtic race of Caledonia. ... Read full article

Measuring for a Kilt

by Heather MacCain on

As we get closer to the Christmas period, many Scots will be thinking of investing in a wool kilt for their loved ones, or for themselves. ... Read full article

Why Scottish men are sexy... or are they ?

by Arietha on

It was supposed to be a lazy day of sightseeing. A whisky distillery in the morning, lunch at an old mill and then back to our 13th-century castle accommodation in the evening.... Read full article

The Scottish Kilt

by James Paterson on

The kilt is the national dress of Scotland, a skirt worn by both men and women, the kilt plays an important role in the history of Scotland.... Read full article

A Traditional Scottish Wedding

by scotslass on

In Scotland you can exchange your wedding vows practically anywhere you desire too. You can say 'I DO' to the love of your life, by a 'scottish loch', in a romantic glen, on the shore of a snady beaach or even at the top of Arthur's seat! ... Read full article

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