About Nikki Laird

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

A ‘not so’ Brief History of the Kilt

A ‘not so’ Brief History of the Kilt

The Kilt. Just saying that conjures up images of HIghlanders walking through the Scottish Glens. it is one of the most recognisable national dress seen in the Western World. All over there are women, and men, swooning at the thought of a man in a kilt, c’mon readers I know you’re all thinking it and […]

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Macbeth, So you think you know him?

Macbeth, So you think you know him?

Most of us roughly know the story of Macbeth. Well, we think we do. But, how many of us actually know the Shakespeare version and have never actually thought about the historical figure of Macbeth. Be honest now.   Shakespeare tells us of a Scottish general named Macbeth meeting up with 3 witches on a scary […]

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Charles Edward Stewart, King of America?

Charles Edward Stewart, King of America?

Now there’s a thought, King of America Charles Edward Stewart.  Actually it was more than a thought du du dahhhhhhhhhh In November 1782  4 gentlemen from America arrived at San Clemente Palazzo in Florence to put this offer to the exiled King Charles Edward Stewart, who we all know as the Bonnie Prince Charlie. When establishing […]

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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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