The History Behind the Caber Toss

Anybody who has attended a Scottish Highland Games has likely found what they were expecting: bagpipes, kilts, tartans, and highland dance. However, they might have also stumbled on a uniquely Scottish tradition which is the Caber toss. It looks like the mix between a contest of strength and an attempt to hurriedly construct a home.…

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Buy your Clan’s Historical Home: Scottish Castles for Sale

These last few months of social distancing have meant more time spent at home than ever. For many people, this extra time at home has led to a realization that they would like more space. If you are looking for a bigger home on a large plot of land, maybe buying a Scottish Castle for…

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Face cover or mask? Go tartan, wear your heritage!

Today I walked into a long line at the post office wearing my American-made royal blue (very similar to my clan tartan, McBeth) tartan pleated double-layered washable 100% cotton face cover/mask.

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Without the Crowds

While not the worst effect of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), St. Patrick’s Day festivals all over the world have been canceled. Major parades in Dublin, New York, and Boston as well as smaller parades throughout the world have been cancelled. Most countries have also discouraged large gatherings and crowds which will surely dampen celebrations in…

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Video Games and Kilts – Why Gamers Should Wear a Kilt

Even if you have never heard of a gamer wearing a kilt, there are three good reasons why gamers should wear kilts. Read this post to find out why.

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Where to buy a kilt? Online vs In Person

In the 1800s, if you wanted to buy a kilt in Scotland you would talk to your local kilt maker. Unfortunately, very rare is the person today that has “a local kilt maker”. That is why “where to buy a kilt?” is one of the most commonly searched questions about kilts. The short answer is…

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What is Worn Under a Kilt? Here’s The Truth

Whenever you see a kilted man, what are your first thoughts? The majority of people that have never seen a kilt probably think that a man in a skirt is odd. It may seem especially strange if a man wears a kilt for everyday activities like grocery shopping. (To kilt enthusiasts who wear kilts frequently…

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Acrylic vs Wool

One of the first questions you have to answer when you select a kilt is do you want to buy a budget-friendly acrylic kilt or a true heirloom wool kilt. The difference in price is obvious, but other differences not so much. Some companies criticize acrylic kilts as costume-grade kilts. Other consumers swear that acrylic…

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Do these four easy things to add a touch of Scotland to your wedding or event

Is your fiancé or their family lobbying for a full Scottish wedding and you need a compromise? Or, do you enjoy a Scottish aesthetic but you don’t want your wedding to look like a RenFest or like your guests wandered onto the set of Outlander? Worry not. We have you covered. Follow these four suggestions…

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