The Scottish Kilt is a true symbol of patriotism and pride and is one of the world’s most recognizable forms of national dress. With a history dating back to the 16th century, it was originally worn as a full length garment, known as a great kilt or belted plaid, with the top half used as a cloak worn over the shoulder.
Derived from the Norse word “Kjilt” which means pleated, the Scottish word “Kilt” means to tuck up clothing around the body. Today, kilts are generally made from approximately 7.3 metres (8 yards) of fabric formed into 29 pleats. Each clan or family has their own traditional tartan and is worn with a “sporran” made of fur or leather which is a traditional pouch used for storage.