The traditional dress of Scotland, this includes a kilt (or trews), sporran, sgian dubh and ghillies. Ghillies are traditional shoes with thick soles, long laces and no tongue, the laces are wrapped around and tied above the ankles.
The kilt which is more commonly worn in traditional Highland Wear nowadays is similar to the small kilt or walking kilt (fèileadh beag) which is thought to have evolved from the ‘great kilt’ (Feileadh Mòr). This was a large piece of woollen cloak (also known as a plaid) that was belted around the waist, leaving the top half to be draped over the shoulder or used as a hood to protect against the harsh weather.
Tartan is not only an icon and a huge part of Scottish culture, but is an international mark of identification. It is believed that there are around 5,000 tartans in existence and that number is increasing by about 135 a year, the 19th century saw the growth of the different types from a handful of clan tartans to hundreds of clan, district and fashion tartans.”
At Gray Palmer Ltd you can hire Scottish Highland Wear package from as little as £145.00. All outfits consist of The Black Coatee and Vest, Kilt, Dress Sporran and Chain Straps, Ghillie Brogues, Hose, Kilt Pin, Sgian Dubh, Black Bow Tie and Garter Flashes. The Coatee can also be supplied in a Navy or Green option.
There are 18 Tartans available to choose from.
(Note: It is recommended that 2 weeks notice is given on the hire of highland wear as we prefer to undertake a full outfit fitting a week prior to the function date. This allows good time if we need to order a change of size.)