Meet the Kilt Makers

Amanda

Amanda, is truly the godmother of the Kiltmakery.  Amanda owns and runs Scotclans with her Husband Rodger.  They have gathered a massive amount of Clan and Scottish family information to help you discover your Scottish heritage.

Having always sold kilts, Amanda had to find a new kiltmaker for ScotClans but was shocked to learn that there was only a small pool of traditionally trained kiltmakers left in Scotland and there was a real danger that this heritage craft was dying out.  Looking to find a course in the craft, to send ScotClans tailoress to learn traditional kiltmaking, she came across a course run by Nikki, you’ll find out more about her later😉.  After talking to Nikki about the craft Amanda was persuaded to take the Kiltmaking course herself.  It has now become her mission to save this dying craft.

Amanda has come from never picking up a needle before Nikkis course to becoming one of Scotlands finest kiltmakers.

 

Nikki

Nikki is one of our time served kiltmakers with almost 30 years in the Kilt industry.  She is also our very own font of knowledge when it comes to the history of the kilt and tartan giving very informative and entertaining talks on the subject.  Her passion for the craft is highly infectious.

Not only does she sit and hand sew our kilts Nikki is also the Kiltmaking instructor here at the kiltmakery.  She has the pleasure of teaching all the lovely students that come through our doors and for some reason never want to leave lol.

Nikki has written the most comprehensive kiltmaking course and work book to make sure that this wonderful craft of ours will continue to grow and develop.

 

Meet the next generation

 

 

Murran and Zoe

 

 

 

Meet some of the wonderful Kiltmakers in our community

 

Siobhan, Wendy and Michelle

 

 

Christine, Hayley and Jacqueline

 

 

Graeme, the Auchinleck Armani

 

Carla and Lena

 

Want to join The Gang…..


Kilt Blogs

A ‘not so’ Brief History of the Kilt

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

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The Original Tartan Con Men

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A History of Scottish Highland Dancing

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A look at the dark side of the kilt

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Me cutting the pleats - holding my breath

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Kilt Like an Egyptian

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Bus Driver Says ‘Kilt Wearing Scots are Lucky’

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Kilted Golden Driller

World’s Largest Kilt

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Traditional Versus Modern!

Living in Edinburgh its hard to escape the traditional image of the the Scotsman in full regalia. Every highlandwear shop ...
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Scottish soldiers charging in their kilts during the First World War

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 ...
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High Visibility Kilts

Now here's a kilt that stands out - even at night! A Sweedish company Luckily Blaklader has offered up another ...
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The craziest kilt pic I’ve ever seen

Came across this picture, thought I'd share it. It's from Spain's annual bull-running festival in the northern town of Pamplona ...
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