The Kiltmakery

Keeping the tradition of kilt making alive

Traditional Kiltmaking
At ScotClans we run The Kiltmakery – here we work with a group of kilt makers in Scotland who believe passionately in traditional kilt making where proper kilts are hand stitched.

We  believe in keeping this skill alive for future generations through offering support and training.

The Kiltmakery is a place where we celebrate the craftsmanship and creativity of the traditional kilt maker and try and tell the full story.  A kilt is rooted in the land of Scotland; it’s people and it’s ancestry, nothing beats a hand stitched kilt.

 

Take a look at our kilts:

Gents Kilts Ladies Kilts Kids Kilts Band Kilts Dancer's Kilts

Meet some of the Kilt Makers

 

Julie Carla AmandaAgaFiona

Why a Handmade Kilt is better than a machine made

Why you can’t beat a hand stitched kilt

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