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We were in Edinburgh to visit the University and decided to research my family's tartan and buy some "family" fashion. After visiting several "non-Scottish shops" with the knock off merchandise, we researched further and decided to visit this shop. It was the absolute right decision!!...More
Hey, did you know that a lot of the souvenir shops around town sell “Scottish” tartans that are actually made in China?! What?! That seems sooo wrong! For us, part of visiting somewhere is going to places that are local and authentic. And supporting local...More
Bill is an absolutely amazing individual with over 40 years of experience. His A sign on the Royal Miles caught our attention enough to pull us into this alley. As we walked in this shop filled with history and treasure we were instantly mesmerized. After...More
Snuggled among the tourist traps is a shop with an Authentic kilt maker. Owner, Bill James is your man for all things Celtic. He has old books that can track down your name & clan and your choice of the ancient or modern kilt weave....More
Bill James the proprietor has 40 plus year of experience making kilts and outfitting you with the proper Tartan for your name and the Clan it represents. No matter if you are Irish, or Scottish he has the resource library for researching your connection to...More
We stumbled upon this shop while walking the Royal Mile in search of a "real" kiltmaker. The gentleman who worked with us was incredibly knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. The shop itself is a little gem, and we can't wait to receive the kilt we ordered!
stumbled across this place actually by accident, there was a tall figure in a lane way wearing a kilt,great photo op.! Realized he was a mannequin so ventured inside. A real diamond in the rough, being half Scottish was all too aware of lots of...More
It is an authentic Scottish shop, rare on the Royal Mile. The owner is very friendly, knowledgeable and takes the time to help you find your family tartan. The shop is in an old building which adds to its charm. The owner hand stitches kilts...More
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
I'm trying to remember how long my item took to get to me. It took probably 3 weeks to a month. He may be having trouble getting the cap from the manufacturer. His phone number is on the receipt. I would give him a call... More
I'm trying to remember how long my item took to get to me. It took probably 3 weeks to a month. He may be having trouble getting the cap from the manufacturer. His phone number is on the receipt. I would give him a call remembering there is 9 hours difference.😊 The owner seemed to be an upstanding person so there must be a reason for the delay.