Get In Touch With Kilt Store

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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

 

The Scottish Kilt Sporran

PaulSwadzba | 09/01/2015 15:49:14

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The Scottish Kilt Sporran

The sporran is a traditional part of the male Scottish Highland dress; it is a pouch that performs the same function as pockets on the pocket less kilt. Today the kilt is still worn at special occasions including weddings, Highland games and at traditional Scottish ceilidh dances. Men also frequently choose to wear their clan tartan, giving them a sense of belonging which has passed through generations.

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History of the Sporran

The sporran; Scottish Gaelic for "purse", is often made of leather or fur, the ornamentation of the sporran is chosen to complement the formality of dress worn with it. The sporran is worn on a leather strap or chain, conventionally positioned in front of the groin of the wearer.

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The sporran has come a long way from a doeskin bag containing ammunition or daily rations. Nowadays, they are made from PVC leather, faux and carry everything from car keys to condoms. But despite modern enhancements, sporrans have retained their basic design.

As early as the twelfth century Highland warriors were described as being "bare-legged, with shaggy cloaks and a scrip (small bag). ” Such dress was, at that time, confined to the Highlands, as Scottish Lowlanders considered such apparel as barbarous, referring with contempt to their Highland kinsmen as “redshanks”.

Early sporrans were made from leather or skin, both deerskin and calfskin proved particularly popular. They were simple in design and usually gathered at the top by basic drawstrings or by thongs with small tassels. The Highlanders of the Western Isles often wore cloth pouches known as trews.

Original sporrans dating from the fourteenth century and onwards can be viewed at many Scottish museums. The history and evolution of the sporran can also be traced through early British military paintings and portraits of Highland soldiers; these later sporrans start to show more elaborate decoration.

Sporrans for different occasions

The day Sporran

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Day sporrans are usually brown leather shovel pouches with simple adornment. These "day" sporrans often have three or more leather tassels and frequently Celtic knot designs carved or embossed into the leather.

The dress / wedding sporran

Dress sporrans can be larger than the day variety, and are often highly ornate. Victorian examples were usually quite ostentatious, and much more elaborate than the simple leather pouch of the 17th or 18th centuries. They can have sterling or silver-plated cantles trimming the top of the pouch and a fur-covered face with fur or hair tassels. The cantle may contain intricate filigree or etchings of Celtic knots. The top of the cantle may have a set stone, jewel, or emblems such as Saint Andrew, a thistle, Clan, or Masonic symbols.

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As the name implies, a dress sporran is usually worn with more formal outfits like a Prince Charlie or Sheriffmuir jacket. They are very multi-purpose and may be worn at more formal functions and parties. The wedding sporran is often a dress sporran, as seen in the above image.

Military Sporran

The emergence of the traditional sporran in all its glory, however, can be attributed to the military, where the kilted Scottish regiments developed their own individual styles. The most flamboyant sporrans are worn by the Scottish regimental pipe bands, and are famous the world over. These ‘sporrans molach’ (hairy sporrans) are invariably fabricated in black and white horse or goat hair which swishes from side to side as the piper marches. With their regimental associations, it is not considered appropriate for these sporrans to be worn by civilians, but this has not prevented them from turning up as fashion accessories.

Choosing a sporran

A good sporran should be made by a reputable company in Scotland (many are now being made in overseas) and should be made from the best grade of animal skin, leather and metal fittings. The kilt store offers the finest quality sporrans available.

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