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If I can’t identify a family tartan, can I wear a kilt?

Yes, kilts can be worn by anyone in the world, regardless of nationality or descent. A number of historic tartans are considered universal - ones that anyone can wear, regardless of family traditions. And more recently a considerable number of general tartans have come onto the market, designed for widespead appeal with no particular identity in (More...)

Where can I find more in-depth information about kilts & tartans?

Scotweb’s MD, Dr Nicholas J Fiddes, has written a free illustrated e-book, as a gift to help kilt lovers everywhere. In simple non-technical language it covers every aspect of buying a kilt, choosing your tartan, and accessorising an outfit for every occasion. As a Governor of the Scottish Tartans Authority, and founder of the world’s first (More...)

Can women wear kilts too?

A traditional 8 yard kilt is conventionally a man’s garment. But the same used to be said of trousers, and if a woman asks us to make her a kilt we have no problem at all in doing so. It is however more common for women to choose a kilted skirt, a full range of (More...)