All you need to know about renting a Kilt in Glasgow

All you need to know about renting a Kilt in Glasgow

Scottish culture has had something of a renaissance in recent years. Whether its down to the love of TV shows such as “Outlander”, or just a general nostalgia and hunger to hang on to our precious Scottish heritage, one thing is for sure. The demand for “The Kilt” is back with a bang, there are no rules, just make sure you wear the kilt, rather than the kilt wears you….as all fashionistas would suggest!

The art of kiltmaking is something to be marvelled at, and often it has been passed from generation to generation. An interesting fact to note is that in 2021, kiltmaking by hand was a new addition to the ‘Endangered Crafts’ list compiled by the Heritage Craft Associations. The demand for kilts is suddenly starting to overtake the supply of handmade kilts.

Here at the Kelvingrove Hotel, we often get asked about hiring a kilt for an upcoming event such as a wedding or a conference. It is our privilege to assist you in any way we can to help you wear our iconic Scottish Kilt with pride. We have selected some of the best places to hire a kilt in Glasgow considering that you may be coming from overseas to visit us.

MacGregor MacDuff

With two stores one in the city centre and the other in the west end, MacGregor MacDuff have 14 tartans, 6 jacket types and a wide range of accessories to choose from and cater for adults and children. For expert advice on style and fitting you’ll be in good hands here.

A1 Kilt Hire

A1 Kilt hire have shops in Glasgow, Dundee, and Edinburgh. They can offer a fully comprehensive on-line service before your arrival in Glasgow where you can choose your tartan, and other extras, then all you must do is turn up and collect on the day. The average rental period is 3 days.

Other kilt hire companies in Glasgow include Kilt Jacket , McCalls and House of Argyll. Of course, there are many more to choose from so availability should not be an issue.

It’s important to remember that the earlier you book the more likely you are to get the best selection of tartans and sizes to choose from. To make the most of your kilt hire experience, we suggest that you avail of a personalised made to measure service, so you look your absolute best on the day.

Hiring a kilt may be a once in a lifetime opportunity for you to discover your ‘inner Scotsman’, so enjoy it all and we look forward to seeing you dressed in your finest tartan as a guest at the Kelvingrove Hotel.

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