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Emma Wilkinson // A Life In Tartan

One of our favourite GNK kiltmakers, Emma Wilkinson, shares stories from the front line of contemporary highlandwear crafting, and ploughs deep into its history in her charismatic blog.

Edinburgh-born Emma is a graduate of our very own EKA, and the first kiltmaker to have been awarded the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust.

In 2018, she won the Hand & Lock Prize for embroidery with a piece celebrating Edinburgh's harmonious relationship between old and new. In 2020, she used her scholarship from the Embroider's Guild to create a collection of fabulous embroidered highlandwear. And she's won awards from the Worshipful Company of Dyers and The Incorporation of Bonnetmakers & Dyers of Edinburgh too.

Emma has also found time to make many kilts for GNK's lucky customers - who expect, and deserve, nothing but the best.