Get In Touch With Kilt Store

Head Office & Web

Ex Hire Sale Shop
Address: the kilt hire co
26 Hardengreen Industrial Estate
Estate, Dalkeith. EH22 3NX

Phone: 0044 (0)131 660 3451
Email: dalkeith@kilthire.com

Monday to Friday
8.30am - 5.00pm

Edinburgh Store

Address: the kilt hire co
54/56 Haymarket Terrace,
Edinburgh. EH12 5LA

Phone: 0044 (0)131 337 3333
Email: Edinburgh@kilthire.com

Monday
9.00am - 5.30pm
Tuesday
9.00am - 5.30pm
Wednesday
9.00am - 5.30pm
Thursday
9.00am - 6.00pm
Friday
9.00am - 5.30pm
Saturday
9.00am - 5.30pm
Sunday
10.00am - 5.30pm

Dundee Store

Address: the kilt hire co
13 Union Street,
Dundee. DD1 4BN

Phone: 0044 (0)1382 227 800
Email: dundee@kilthire.com

Monday
9.00am - 5.30pm
Tuesday
9.00am - 5.30pm
Wednesday
CLOSED
Thursday
9.00am - 6.00pm
Friday
9.00am - 5.30pm
Saturday
9.00am - 5.30pm
Sunday
CLOSED

Musselburgh Store

Address: the kilt hire co
36 Bridge Street,
Musselburgh. EH21 6AG

Phone: 0044 (0)131 665 9898
Email: musselburgh@kilthire.com

Monday
9.00am - 5.30pm
Tuesday
9.00am - 5.30pm
Wednesday
CLOSED
Thursday
9.00am - 6.00pm
Friday
9.00am - 5.30pm
Saturday
9.00am - 5.30pm
Sunday
CLOSED
FREE UK DELIVERY OVER £50
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What are the delivery charges for the UK? 

We charge £3.50 for smaller orders under £50 value & FREE POSTAGE available on UK purchases over £50*

We send orders either via standard second class post, recorded or by courier tracked & signed for. We will advise which service we used & supply a tracking number if required. You can track those parcels at the Interlink web site If there is nobody available at the delivery address to accept the delivery a card may be left to inform the recipient how he or she can collect the parcel. *A surcharge may apply for large/high value purchases.

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PLEASE NOTE: A working day is Monday - Friday and doesn't include bank holidays. Orders for next working day delivery will need to be made before 2.00pm. Please also note that we cannot offer next day delivery to the Highlands and Islands and BFPO addresses.

What are the delivery charges for Europe and Rest of the World?

Delivery is via courier and will arrive within 1 - 7 business days (please note that you will need to sign for your parcel). For a more accurate timescale, please see below. A surcharge may apply for large/high value purchases.


  • Delivery Destination Under £50.00 Over £50.01   Description
  • England 2nd Class Option 2nd Class Option   Delivery 3-5 days if ordered before 2pm.
  • Scotland 2nd Class Option 2nd Class Option   Delivery 3-5 days if ordered before 2pm.
  • Wales 2nd Class Option 2nd Class Option   Delivery 3-5 days if ordered before 2pm.
  • Delivery Destination Under £35.00 Over £35.01 £100.00+ Description
  • Australia £15.00 * Reduced! £15.00 * Reduced! £15.00 * Reduced! 6 - 11 Business Days.
  • USA £15.00 * Reduced! £15.00 * Reduced! £15.00 * Reduced! Delivery 4 - 8 Business days.
  • Canada £15.00 * Reduced! £15.00 * Reduced! £15.00 * Reduced! Delivery 4 - 8 Business days.
  • Delivery Destination Under £35.00 Over £35.01 £100.00+ Description
  • Northern Ireland £8.00 £8.00 £8.00 Delivery 1-2 days if ordered before 2pm.
  • Scottish Highlands & Islands £8.00 £8.00 £8.00 Delivery 1-2 days if ordered before 2pm.
  • Isle of Man £8.00 £8.00 £8.00 Delivery 1-2 days if ordered before 2pm.
  • Jersey £8.00 £8.00 £8.00 Delivery 1-2 days if ordered before 2pm.
  • Guernsey £8.00 £8.00 £8.00 Delivery 1-2 days if ordered before 2pm.
  • Republic of Ireland £8.00 £8.00 £8.00 Delivery 2-3 days if ordered before 2pm.
  • Delivery Destination Under £35.00 Over £35.01 £100.00+ Description
  • Belgium £8.00 * Reduced! £8.00 * Reduced! £8.00 * Reduced! Delivery 2 - 5 Business Days.
  • Denmark £8.00 * Reduced! £8.00 * Reduced! £8.00 * Reduced! Delivery 2 - 5 Business Days.
  • France £8.00 * Reduced! £8.00 * Reduced! £8.00 * Reduced! Delivery 2 - 5 Business Days.
  • Germany £8.00 * Reduced! £8.00 * Reduced! £8.00 * Reduced! Delivery 2 - 5 Business Days.
  • Luxembourg £8.00 * Reduced! £8.00 * Reduced! £8.00 * Reduced! Delivery 2 - 5 Business Days.
  • Netherlands £8.00 * Reduced! £8.00 * Reduced! £8.00 * Reduced! Delivery 2 - 5 Business Days.
  • Delivery Destination Under £35.00 Over £35.01 £100.00+ Description
  • Greece £15.00 £15.00 £15.00 Delivery 3-6 Business Days.
  • Portugal £15.00 £15.00 £15.00 Delivery 3-6 Business Days.
  • Spain £15.00 £15.00 £15.00 Delivery 3-6 Business Days.
  • Delivery Destination Under £35.00 Over £35.01 £100.00+ Description
  • Albania £15.00 £15.00 £15.00 Delivery 3 - 7 Business Days.
  • Andora £15.00 £15.00 £15.00 Delivery 3 - 7 Business Days.
  • Austria £15.00 £15.00 £15.00 Delivery 3 - 7 Business Days.
  • Belarus £15.00 £15.00 £15.00 Delivery 3 - 7 Business Days.
  • Bosnia & Herzegovinia £15.00 £15.00 £15.00 Delivery 3 - 7 Business Days.
  • Bulgaria £15.00 £15.00 £15.00 Delivery 3 - 7 Business Days.
  • Croatia £15.00 £15.00 £15.00 Delivery 3 - 7 Business Days.
  • Cyprus £15.00 £15.00 £15.00 Delivery 3 - 7 Business Days.
  • Czech Republic £15.00 £15.00 £15.00 Delivery 3 - 7 Business Days.
  • Estonia £15.00 £15.00 £15.00 Delivery 3 - 7 Business Days.
  • Finland £15.00 £15.00 £15.00 Delivery 3 - 7 Business Days.
  • Gibraltar £15.00 £15.00 £15.00 Delivery 3 - 7 Business Days.
  • Greenland £15.00 £15.00 £15.00 Delivery 3 - 7 Business Days.
  • Hungary £15.00 £15.00 £15.00 Delivery 3 - 7 Business Days.
  • Iceland £15.00 £15.00 £15.00 Delivery 3 - 7 Business Days.
  • Latvia £15.00 £15.00 £15.00 Delivery 3 - 7 Business Days.
  • Liechtenstein £15.00 £15.00 £15.00 Delivery 3 - 7 Business Days.
  • Lithuania £15.00 £15.00 £15.00 Delivery 3 - 7 Business Days.
  • Malta £15.00 £15.00 £15.00 Delivery 3 - 7 Business Days.
  • Poland £15.00 £15.00 £15.00 Delivery 3 - 7 Business Days.
  • Norway £15.00 £15.00 £15.00 Delivery 3 - 7 Business Days.
  • Romania £15.00 £15.00 £15.00 Delivery 3 - 7 Business Days.
  • Russia £15.00 £15.00 £15.00 Delivery 3 - 7 Business Days.
  • Slovakia £15.00 £15.00 £15.00 Delivery 3 - 7 Business Days.
  • Slovenia £15.00 £15.00 £15.00 Delivery 3 - 7 Business Days.
  • Sweden £15.00 £15.00 £15.00 Delivery 3 - 7 Business Days.
  • Switzerland £15.00 £15.00 £15.00 Delivery 3 - 7 Business Days.
  • Turkey £15.00 £15.00 £15.00 Delivery 3 - 7 Business Days.
  • Ukraine £15.00 £15.00 £15.00 Delivery 3 - 7 Business Days.
  • Delivery Destination Under £35.00 Over £35.01 £100.00+ Description
  • Hong Kong £35.00 £35.00 £28.00 6 - 11 Business Days.
  • Japan £35.00 £35.00 £28.00 6 - 11 Business Days.
  • New Zealand £35.00 £35.00 £28.00 6 - 11 Business Days.
  • South Korea £35.00 £35.00 £28.00 6 - 11 Business Days.
  • Delivery Destination Under £35.00 Over £35.01 £100.00+ Description
  • South Africa £45.00 £45.00 £45.00 6 - 11 Business Days.
  • India £45.00 £45.00 £45.00 6 - 11 Business Days.
Delivery times are estimates

 

Tartan is the new black

PaulSwadzba | 18/08/2015 11:45:44

 

 

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Tartan is the new black

Take one look at tartan and it evokes the sound of bagpipes, the taste of Irn Bru, rolling hills and Mel Gibson yelling ‘freedom’ in Braveheart. Lazy cultural stereotypes aside, it’s arguably one of the most aesthetically distinctive pieces of fabric worldwide and is a strong signifier of Scottish identity. With its unmistakeable check-like pattern, tartan has been an integral part of the highlander uniform for centuries and continues to award someone full marks on the Scot-o-meter when wearing it.

British Tartan can be traced back to the 3rd Century AD, but the tartan that we recognise today was present from around the 16th century, when the trademark checks and stripes gained popularity. Different tartans were used to ascertain natives from the various areas, which lead to the more modern idea of family tartans. Because of the Scottish association with tartan, the Dress Act of 1746 was enforced by London in a bid to crush the spirit of the Jacobite Scottish clans and to a degree it worked, as enthusiasm for tartan waned.

However, tartan is made of sterner stuff and didn’t lie down and roll over in the face of English aggression for too long. A tartan resurgence was bubbling under the surface and ready to bite back, although many of the original tailors had passed on by the time it resurfaced. Because of this, tartan patterns were reinvented by younger tailors. George IV’s visit to Scotland in 1822 help fuel its revival and tartan became Scotland’s national dress, instead of being reserved just for Highlanders. Queen Victoria visited Scotland twenty years after her uncle and purchased Balmoral Castle, insisting that it was clad out with authentic Scottish dressing, which of course meant it was suitably tarten-ed up to the nines. The fabric was officially regal and sophisticated with a royal stamp of approval.

 

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Tartan muscled into the fashion world. It was awarded a punk sensibility in the 1970s with everyone from Jonny Rotten to David Bowie being clad out in the name of anarchy, whilst attaching chains and tearing at fabric. Since then it’s enjoyed less rebellious associations and pretty much become a permanent fixture on catwalks across the world. Vivienne Westwood has always been a cheerleader of tartan, using it alongside various other British fabrics. Tartan was heavily used in her famed 1993/94 collection ‘Anglomania’, which saw Naomi Campbell donning a kilt with male models in sharp three piece suits and Westwood has continued to reuse and modernise tartan ever since. Alexander McQueen championed traditional craft techniques and was a great fan of the way tartan was formed and the cultural significance that came with it. McQueen used tartan as a way of expressing his own Scottish heritage and used it in some very historically charged exhibitions.

The recent Scottish independence debate saw Scotland swathed in tartan and the world rushed to make sure they were kilted and booted when hitting the Highlands. Tartan was seized by the Yes campaign as a symbol of Scottish identity and differentiation from their British counterparts. The love affair with tartan lives on.

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