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 History of Kilts and Tartan

For a unique Scottish experience, look no further than our engaging talks on the history of kilts and tartan.

We’ll take you on a whirlwind journey from the origins of highlandwear through the dramatic events of the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion, all the way to the present day - with some dress up, the odd bit of weaponry and plenty of authentic Scottish humour along the way.

If you’re feeling adventurous, our good pals at Kilberry Bagpipes can provide a top-notch piper to play a couple of tunes and talk you through the inner workings of our beloved national instrument. Not a lover of the pipes? Get ready to be converted. 

Our talks are highly customisable and can be tailored to your needs. Whether you're looking for a 30 minute helter skelter experience in our St Mary's St shop or a large-scale workshop, further afield. In short, we’re flexible.

Contact us to find out more. (Just don’t ask us what we wear under our kilts...someone ALWAYS asks).

Talks in our St Mary's St shop start at £200 plus VAT.