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.

What To Wear Under Your Kilt

by Anna Murray on

Buying a new kilt is a really important investment, as you will want to look your best whenever you wear it, especially as you're likely to get lots of attention. ... Read full article

What a Scot really wears under his kilt


The uninhibited, boasting American is legendary. Our American neighbours work at patriotism and jingoism. They preach, teach and dramatize it. Alongside proud Americans are reticent residents of Canada. ... Read full article

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Wearing a kilt is a wonderful way to show your Celtic pride, and made to measure kilts are by far the most luxurious and flattering options for Scottish and Irish gents.... Read full article

Utility Kilts: A Must-Have for Burning Man


Burning Man is fast approaching, and that means it's time to start thinking about what you'll bring along to wear during the music festival.... Read full article

How the Military Saved the Scottish Kilt

by David S Duncan on

The kilt in its modern form which we all know and love, would not have survived if it were not for the military. ... Read full article

What Is Included in a Kilt Package?

by Linda A Clifford on

Some people may wonder what a kilt is. It is not just a "skirt worn by men," which is what many people think. Considered an all-purpose garment, a kilt can be worn for formally as when getting married or for something rugged like going for a hike up.... Read full article

Love It or Burn It Guarantee


At Scottish Kilt Shop, your satisfaction is our number one priority. We work hard to ensure that our kilts are capable of not just meeting, but exceeding your expectations. Still, we know it's hard to trust the quality of a product.... 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

As Men in Kilts Franchise Grows, Women (In and Out of Kilts) Are Key

by Kate Taylor on

Working in a male-dominated industry is the norm for many women in franchising. Working in an industry dominated by men wearing kilts? Only the norm for one unique Vancouver, Canada-based window cleaning franchise.... 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