Our CANONGATE SALES STORE is currently CLOSED for refurbishment from SUNDAY 4th FEBRUARY 2024 for approximately 6 weeks. Our Sales Team have RELOCATED to our HIRE STORE 19-21 St Marys Street to continue business as usual, during this time. ALL COLLECTIONS including Made-to-Measure Orders MUST be arranged by PRIOR APPOINTMENT ONLY to avoid disappointment. Thank you for your co-operation.

The Kiltmakers Chronicle

  • A Canongate Renaissance - Chapter 1

    Our flagship store premises at 189 Canongate have been home to GNKfamily for more than 15 years now. The ground floor and basement of this sturdy 17th-century tenement have housed, protected, and nurtured our growth from very humble beginnings back in 2009. When you build an enterprise from almost nothing, things tend to evolve rather organically - with furnishings & fixtures gleaned from various sources over the years and functionality often taking precedence over aesthetics - the resulting interior has a somewhat eclectic ambiance! And let's just say we feel it is finally time to rejuvenate our beloved abode with a little TLC...
  • February 2024 - Hire of the Month - Hebridean Hoolie

    Brave the stormy seasons in style with our exclusive Hebridean Hoolie tartan !
     Hebridean Hoolie tartan outfit packages booked throughout the month of February can enjoy 10% discount on the package price !
  • House of Emerald

      In honour of St Andrew’s Day, our Creative Director Louise Nicolson and seamstress Niamh Laffan present Wicked lead Laura Pi...
  • Hire of The Month

    Hire of the Month: October John Muir Way Customers who choose John Muir Way to hire in the month of October will receive a 10% discount!...
  • The GNK x Xbox Tartan Controller

    The Xbox Tartan ControllerDesigned by Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers for XboxWe are exceptionally proud to announce that the Xbox Ta...
  • On the record: International kiltwearing!

      Recently #GNKfamily have received an upsurge in requests for information from various areas ...
  • GNK All Stars: Jersey Boys 2023

    GNK All Stars: Jersey Boys We were delighted to be joined at our St. Mary's Street Shop by the 2023 cast of the Jersey Boys. For the se...
  • GNK All Stars: Hamza Yassin

    What an honour to end a fantastic year here at GNK with another beautiful kilt by our own talented EKA graduate Rachel Bell featured on Strictly! For the third time we were asked by BBC's Strictly Come Dancing to create a handmade kilt, for winner Hamza Yassin. We loved following Hamza's amazing dance journey to win the Strictly trophy, congratulations from all the GNK Team!
  • 150 Years: The Scotland National Team Tartan at Hampden Park

    The 1872 association fooball between the national teams of scotland and England is official recognised by FIFA as the first ever international ...
  • Kiltmakers Story: Victoria Brady

    Vicky has been with GNK for a while now. Having originally worked on a tartan and heritage craft related project while studying HND Textiles at...
  • Summer Edmond: Horse Riding and Tartan

    This year GNKfamily had the honour of sponsoring a very talented young British Showjumper!Louise and Eve Nicolson have a firm fondness for hor...
  • Kiltmakers Story: Helen's 100th Kilt

    Helen, our in house kiltmaker, EKA tutor and famously if you’ve ever popped in “the Irish one”, recently reached a fantastic landmark mome...