Kilt Wi Hae


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Kilts Wi Hae provide quality and traditional Highland wear and accessories from the finest crafts folk in Scotland, with many Scottish gifts, including Highland wear and Sporrans available.

The beginnings of the small kilt - the one which is worn in modern times - has caused lots of arguments over the years. There are many people who like to think that something so Scottish has to be really ancient but it is generally agreed that the little kilt (Feileadh-beag - pr: feela beg ) is really quite modern having first become popular about 270 years ago.

One of the commonest tales is that it came about in the 1730s at an ironworks at Glengarry in Argyll. The manager there was an Englishman called Thomas Rawlinson who wore the kilt himself and noticed the inconvenience of being unable to remove the top half when it became soaking wet with rain, without having to take the bottom part off as well. So he separated the top half and got a tailor to sew the pleats permanently into the bottom half. The Chief of Glengarry - Iain MacDonell - saw this, thought it a great idea and copied it.

 

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Next to Whytes Coaches Scotstown Road Newmachar Ab
Aberdeenshire
Scotland

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2 Reviews
Mark Braceley
quality products and top quality service too

Always a pleasure to buy from Kiltswihae. I am delighted with everything I've bought and that's everything from a Kilt to Kilt pin. I can't fault the products, service or delivery They are always ready to go the extra mile to give an excellent service. I will definitely recommend them to my family and friends.

March 2017

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Tom Henderson - Virginia USA
Best Customer Service Ever

I have never come across an online business like this before. They went out of their way to ensure our big day went off without a hitch. Thank you Kilts Wi Hae and Lindsay we will be back again and again.

March 2017

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