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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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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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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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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Best DNA Kit to Find Your Heritage: Ancestry vs 23andMe

The best DNA kit for exploring your heritage is AncestryDNA while 23andMe is best at providing insight into your physical health and traits. If you’re unsure about how DNA kits work, if they’re reliable, and how safe your information is, read below. If you find yourself wanting to learn even more check out the book…

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Cornwall – Travel to a Haven for Tartans and Pastries

Cross the River Tamar into Cornwall and it is immediately obvious that you are, as the Cornish will remind you, no longer in England. Cornwall, a region in the southwest of England, is often overlooked as a Celtic destination. That is because many of the cultural aspects that make Cornwall distinct were almost lost. However,…

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Which Tartan Should I Wear?

With over 2,000 tartans choosing the “right” tartan for you can be quite a difficult task. Short answer–wear whatever tartan strikes your fancy. Read this post for the long answer with all the fun tartan facts you never knew you needed to know.

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How To Wear A Kilt

Whether you have bought a kilt for your big day or renting a kilt for the weekend to dress up as your favorite character for a comic convention we want to make sure you look your best so here is a detailed step-by-step instruction on how to wear a kilt.

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