Please note that our stores open at 10am every Wednesday to allow for Staff Training.

Edinburgh Kiltmakers Academy

Our St Mary's St store is also home to the Edinburgh Kiltmaking Academy, which teaches tomorrow’s makers to create exceptional handsewn kilts. Founded by GNK in 2016, it combines traditional techniques with a rigorous new standard for kiltmaking.
With courses tailored to a wide range of abilities and availability, its proud graduates range from delighted hobbyists to busy professional kiltmakers - many of whom go on to work for GNK. The EKA team and students are putting together a wonderfully insightful series lifting the lid off this, so far, mysterious craft - watch our progress here.

If you are interested in learning the craft of handsewn kiltmaking, whether to simply learn a new skill or forge a brand new career, take a look at EKA's upcoming open days and course dates at

Videography and Photography - Julien Borghino