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  Welcome to RedRuairidhKilts.co.uk

Welcome to Red Ruairidh Kilts. My kilts, plaids and all others products are wholly made in Edinburgh, and throughout Scotland. The cloth is made in Scotland and one mill in UK  due to certain tartans only being woven by this mill.

Red ruairidh kilts - where the traditional hand sewn kilts are custom  made to your exact  size and specification.

I market gents kilts, ladies kilts and full highland dress outfits for both. I  market garb wear 16 th /17 th centry dress, kids kilts, and can sell you tartan by the meter or yard. I only use the best craftsmen and women in Scotland, from the tailoring of the kilts, to the beautiful hand crafted sporrans to the pewter sgian dubhs, kilt pins, cap badges and much much more. My company only sells authentic Scottish goods that are made in Scotland. Please support Scotland by buying authentic Scottish  goods.  My aim is to provide the customer with the highest quality material and the best Scotland has to offer at the most affordable price possible.

Alterations to kilts from £23.00, Jackets from £23.00, Trousers or trews from £23.00, very affordable prices see alterations page for all services. Needing your kilt in a hurry moving the buckles and straps on kilts  to make bigger or smaller  can be done same day no extra cost. 

 








  About myself and the company

 I know the  kilt /highland dress industry well, and have been in and around it for most of my adult life.

 My specialisms lie in kilts, twirled plaids, pipers' plaids, drummers' plaids, ladies waistcoats and various other areas. I take pride in the fact that l am scottish and would like to add to the authentic traditional list of Scottish websites that care about quality where the kilts and Scottish goods are made and the history behind our culture.

The tartan on show at the top of the page is the "Ruairidh" tartan, designed by me. There is an option for you to design your own "tartan.

 



  The five stages of a kilt
  1. From the sheep ...
  2. ... to the weaving machine ...
  3. ... to chalking the pleats of the kilt ...
  4. ... to sewing the pleats ...
  5. ... to the finished kilt!
  6. This is just a brief look at how the kilt is made of course there is alot more to making a kilt.





  Frequently asked questions

Before purchasing kilts, I am often asked these three questions:

1. Do I have a family tartan?
If you do, I will be able to find it for you. If you do not, you can choose from thousands of tartans. Please see the "Find your family tartan" link below for more information.

2. How long does it take for a kilt to be made?
If the cloth is in-stock at the mill, it can be made in 2-3 weeks. If it is out-of-stock, it may be that it is a "special weave" or rare tartan, which take from 3 to 6 months to be woven to order. If this is the case, I will discuss this with you, and suggest alternatives if this is impractical.

3. How much does it cost for a gents/ladies kilt/full outfit?
Please see the relevant pages - such as Gents outfits or Ladies outfits.



  Tartans
What is the difference between the ancient, modern, hunting, dress, and weathered? Most tartans fall into one of the falling categories.

Ancient
Soft and lighter colours.
Modern
Tend to be strong, dark colours, although some arre lighter. Usually they are quite plain.
Hunting
Either of the above kinds of tartan, but they tend to have lots of green through them.
Dress
Any of the above, with lots of white through it.
Weathered
Reproduction colours simulate the look of older cloth, weathered by the elements.
This guide will help you choose the perfect shade for the perfect kilt.

  Sporran
Stunning elite sporran

These beautiful stunning hand crafted  sporrans come in a variety of designs. Made from high end leather and crafted by the best leather smiths    
This is product of the month 


Price:  £120.00



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  Featured product
Pewter sgian dubh

The sgian dubh is a ceremonial knife worn as part of the modern Scottish Highland dress, along with the kilt.This item can be customised: you can choose from five different stones for the top of the pommel.


Price £35



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Ruairidh This is Ruairidh, after whom the website has been named.

As a dedication to all animal lovers, and to Ruairidh, I have set up a pets accessories page.
 

Please check  the new books that  have been added  to the catalogue.


Click here to go to the books.
 

Check out new plaid brooches on the Gifts page. Stunning choice of four designs, choice of stones, 250 clan crest names to choose from made in Scotland.

 

SAORSA TARTAN

New saorsa tartan ... designed by margret scott stewart and red ruairidh kilts Please see tartan goods page for all items and prices.

 

 

 

 

 HARRIS TWEED

If your looking for something different and you dont want to go the tartan road, why not have look at the tweeds. Tweed is a very versatile fabric and can be made into kilts & jackets. Samples of the different  tweeds are available to see on the tartan goods page.
Visit the Harris Tweed Authority website »

 

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Tartan authority ...  click on icon to take you to the umost data on tartans and, visual history of over 4000 tartans.

 

 

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TARGES

Check out these beautiful targes hand made by authentic Scottish crafts people.... see gift page

 

click here to vist the fellowship of the thistle site


Find your family tartan Click here to go to the Scottish Tartans Authority website, where you can browse through every tartan ever recorded.
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