Our CANONGATE SALES STORE is currently CLOSED for refurbishment. 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. To allow for STAFF TRAINING, we open slightly later at 10am every WEDNESDAY.

GNK Hire Tartans

At GNK Hire, we combine exceptional quality and plenty of choice to provide a highly-polished finish. Our carefully-chosen range of hire tartans are woven exclusively in Scotland - and we will never supply you with a kilt with less than 8 yards of cloth in it. With seven standard and five exclusive tartans to choose from, seven different jackets and waistcoats, and a wide range of accessories, it's easy to create a unique look to suit any occasion.

We offer styling advice and enjoyable fitting sessions. A 10% discount on hires for five or more outfits is available. Contact us for a discount code.

Book an appointment to come into the shop or order online.

Black Watch

One of the oldest tartans available, the regimental Black Watch is a sophisticated option with regimental clout.

Also Available as trews.

Hire Black Watch Outfits

Black Watch Weathered

A mixture of old and new, the Black Watch Weathered is a traditional tartan given an Outlander-style reboot.

Hire Black Watch Weathered Outfits


Combining its legendary green with victorious gold, the Celtic tartan is a tribute to the club’s glorious history and great things yet to come. 

Exclusive to GNK.

Hire Celtic Outfits

Highland Granite

Not quite 50 shades of grey, but certainly several - the Highland Granite tartan is an understated contemporary classic.

Hire Highland Granite Outfits

Highland Mist

A Highland landscape embodied in tartan - you can almost smell the heather.

Exclusive to GNK.

Hire Highland Mist Outfits

Hunting Nicolson Muted

Whether you’re stalking deer or chasing the drinks tray, the Hunting Nicolson Muted is the sporting tartan for you.

Hire Hunting Nicolson Muted Outfits

Isle of Skye

A hazy symphony of purple and green, the Isle of Skye tartan sailed to victory when the island hosted a competition to design an official tartan.

Hire Isle of Skye Outfits

John Muir Way

An ode to the spectacular coastline of East Lothian - its red stone cliffs and bright blue seas and skies, combined with carefully balanced greens and browns. 

Exclusive to GNK.

Hire John Muir Way Outfits

Red Nicolson Muted

A muted take on a clan tartan, we would describe the Red Nicolson Muted as ‘red - but not too red’.

Hire Red Nicolson Muted Outfits

Scotland National Team

Inspired by the famous crest worn by our teams, and chosen by their fans, the Scotland National Team tartan encompasses the pride and passion of the Scottish FA.

Exclusive to GNK.

Hire Scotland National Team Outfits

University of Edinburgh

A symbol of achievement and belonging - to a world-renowned institution and the city it calls home.

Exclusive to GNK.

Hire University of Edinburgh Outfits

Western Isles

A bright modern tartan, combining blue and purple to bold graphic effect.

Hire Western Isles Outfits

Gordon Nicolson kiltmakers Hebridean Hoolie Hire Outfits

Hebridean Hoolie

Design in the Hebrides, Hebridean Hoolie is a contemporary grey tartan with a thoughtful twist of blue and white.

Exclusive to GNK.

Hire Hebridean Hoolie Outfits


A contemporary classic at home in Edinburgh and beyond!

Also available as trews.

Hire Holyrood Outfits

Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers Holyrood hire outfits