Edinburgh Kiltmakers Academy

In April 2009, Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers opened their store in Canongate. They were passionate about the craftsmanship and heritage that was woven into every kilt. After noticing a decline in quality kilts elsewhere, Gordon set to work on his long-term dream: to provide a course where people could learn how to make kilts to an exceptionally high standard. This was the beginning of the Edinburgh Kiltmakers Academy.

He also was passionate about introducing a course that gave kilt makers an opportunity to develop their craft. This was to ensure every kilt made was a quality product. To this day, this intensive course teaches students how to produce exceptional kilts while also providing education on the history behind them.  

Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers believes this new, highly skilled generation will revitalise the industry while also preserving traditional Scottish heritage.

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