Bespoke traditional scottish kilts
The proud tradition of the Scottish kilt. Identified the world over as a quintessential symbol of Scottish tradition, the kilt is a unique and very special garment.
As with any traditional craft in the 21st century, the intricate and highly specialised process of making a kilt is often diluted for the sake of manufacture and profit. Only a dedicated artisan, working out of passion and with respect for the traditional techniques of kilt making, will still honour the craft and build the quality kilts which last a lifetime at least; generations even.
I’m Marion of “Askival of Strathearn” and I have worked for years as a dressmaker and tailoress as well as having another career path before learning the art of kilt-making passed down from one of the last master kilt makers of the Gordon Highlanders. Every kilt I make is more than a garment to me – it is a work of art, to last and be admired – and I craft each with the same love and attention that they will receive from their future wearers.
In May 2014, I had the honour of being asked to make HRH Prince George his first (tiny!) kilt (pictured right) in the Ancient Strathearn tartan to present to his parents, the Earl and Countess of Strathearn on the occasion of their visit to Strathearn in May 2014. The Strathearn tartan is also the area tartan of my home and studio “Askival”.
If you are interested in finding out more about commissioning a bespoke kilt that is tailor-made to your precise requirements, or have a kilt that you would like restored, just contact us to arrange an initial conversation.