A History of Scottish Highland Dancing

A History of Scottish Highland Dancing

The origins of 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 at […]

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Buying a kilt v hiring

Buying a kilt v hiring

We all know that a kilt is an expensive purchase, but when you think of all the suits you’ll be buying over the years compared to one kilt that is specifically made to last a lifetime, is it really? You could hire a kilt. Let’s just say you are getting married and of course you’re […]

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Kilt Like an Egyptian

Kilt Like an Egyptian

It seems wherever you travel around the globe, you can’t miss signs of Scottish influence. From bagpipes being played in far off antipodean lands to Ceilidhs taking place in South America, the Scots have sure spread themselves far and wide. I recently traveled through Egypt, eyes peeled for any evidence of these great wanderers. Today […]

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Traditional Versus Modern!

Traditional Versus Modern!

Living in Edinburgh its hard to escape the traditional image of the the Scotsman in full regalia. Every highlandwear shop on the high street has its shop window display and a piper is positioned every few hundred yards as if by some government directive to ensure you are never not hearing ‘Flower of Scotland’. lovely […]

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History of Kilts Worn in Battle

History of Kilts Worn in Battle

There is no documentation for the kilts we know today before 1575. There are many kilt like clothing that is worn with armour, like that a Roman soldier would wear. Or The Leine Croich or belted saffron shirt, but these are not strictly kilts. All over Scotland and Ireland in ancient times people relied on […]

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High Visibility Kilts

High Visibility Kilts

Now here’s a kilt that stands out – even at night! A Sweedish company Luckily Blaklader has offered up another choice option for those working construction jobs at night. So maybe don’t look up if there are contruction workers overhead – you might get quite a suprise!

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