About Nikki Laird

I am a daft kilt maker who loves finding out about new interesting information about Scotland and work here at ScotClans

Traditional Scottish Kilts and their Counterparts

Traditional Scottish Kilts and their Counterparts

From the fancy dress import kilts that you see on Edinburghs ‘Historic’ Royal Mile, which are now also starting to appear around the International Scottish highland games. To the kilts redesigned for genuine reasons and  also the modern takes on the kilt that still show great respect to the original garment. Scottish Kilts made by Kiltmakers […]

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An Englishman invented the Kilt! …… Ehhhh Naw ( as we would say in Scotland)

An Englishman invented the Kilt! …… Ehhhh Naw ( as we would say in Scotland)

Oh deary me, where on earth do I start. There is a story stating that, it was, in fact an Englishman who invented the small kilt, the forerunner of the kilt we wear today. This comes from a letter that was published in a popular pamphlet of the time ‘The Edinburgh Magazine’ in 1785 Now, […]

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A brief history of tartan in Scotland

A brief history of tartan in Scotland

Tartan is one of the most distinctive and recognisable textile in the western world and Scotland has become one with it. The earliest reports we see about tartan come from the Roman writers Virgil and Tacitus who wrote that the picts/celts were wearing striped, sometimes across, cloaks, shiny and bright.   Tacitus also says they were […]

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A History of Scottish Highland Dancing

A History of Scottish Highland Dancing

The origins of Scottish Highland dancing like most of our Scottish traditions are swathed in the mists of time. Our proud history and traditions were orally told and passed through the generations.   It is said that the old kings and clan chiefs would hold Highland games as a means to select the best men […]

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