Articles in Scottish Kilt Accessories and Sporrans

When To Wear A Fly Plaid?

by Heather MacCain on

A fly plaid was originally part of the large piece of cloth called The Great Plaid (Féileadh Mòr). The roots of that garment reach Roman times, and the most “archaic” version was the tunic and a cloak (a “brat”) worn by Celtic warriors. ... Read full article

The Scotsman’s sporran – then and now

by Heather MacCain on

As uniquely Scottish as the kilt itself, a Scotsman’s sporran – at its most basic a pouch worn around the waist at the front of the kilt to take the place of pockets – is an essential part of any style of complete Highland kilt outfit!... 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

Highland Games – athletics, pipes and dancing

by Heather MacCain on

After an enjoyable weekend at the Cowal Highland Gathering a few weeks ago, we thought now would be the perfect time to discuss the wonderful tradition of Scottish Highland Games.... Read full article

Kilt accessories – details that matter

by Heather MacCain on

As we have previously discussed the importance of jacket and sporran styles in determining the formality and meaning of your Scottish kilt outfit.... Read full article

The Scottish Sporran - What's in Yours?

by Rauncie Kinnaird on

"Sporan" is the Gaelic word for purse. Although not initially part of Highland Dress, they have become an integral part of the ensemble. It has made a huge transformation from the small purse of deerskin that used to hang at the waist. ... Read full article

Sporrans - A History

by Iain Jacksons on

The word sporran means purse in Scottish Gaelic. As kilts do not have pockets, the sporran provided that function in traditional Scottish Highland dress. This pocket was large enough to hold pistols ammunition and rations! ... Read full article

A Guide to Choosing the Right Sporrans

by Ryan Maxey on

People who are not familiar with kilts will probably not be able to tell you exactly what a sporran is, even though there is a fairly good chance that they may have seen one in the past. ... Read full article