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Kilts for hire Edinburgh

Updated: Aug 17, 2023

At kilts for hire we have 1 main store that's been in the heart of paisley since 1909. We export highland wear on international levels. We aim to make highland wear as accessible as we can and you can hire your own kilt outfit from anywhere by going through our online store.

why shop Kiltsforhire for an Edinburgh function? -

Kilts for hire is based in a town outside of Glasgow called paisley , we've been in the heart of paisley for over 100 years and have had customers from all over the world come to our wee local shop to hire kilts.

We don't do anything in half measures when you hire from Kiltsforhire your hire comes with everything you would need for a formal occasion in your kilt outfit that is fully customisable.

we only hire out the best quality heavy weight kilts and our super breathable lightweight jackets along with high quality accessories.

couple walking down Edinburgh high street
Clair Fleck photography

Due to being based out with of the capital our hires are around 20% cheaper than hiring directly from the capital. The kilts for hire team are well knowledge and proud to hire out the highest quality and best valued kilt outfits to have you looking a million dollars on your event day.

Kilts for hire offer a book 6 kilt packs get 1 free (6 kilt packs for the price of 5) on bookings of 6 or more , for bookings of 20 or more we will measure the entire party and drop off the kilt packs directly to you.

Edinburgh hosts lots of perfect events you could wear a kilt to like the international film festival, fringe festival, conventions, VIP events and corporate events. Kilts can be dressed up or down for almost any event , name a better place to wear a handmade true Scottish kilt than in Scotland's capital Edinburgh.

Hiring for Edinburgh How it works ? -

We will always aim to make it a stress free process even if you cant make it to our physical store , we offer styling guides and brochures at and our in store experts are more than happy to virtually help you choose and style your hire outfit. Your hire is completely customisable through our website. you can still come in store is possible and our experts have decades worth of highland wear experience.

Our Hires -

For a collection or post off kilt pack to Edinburgh can be made as quickly at 5-7 days before the function date , we can always accommodate for customers looking to hire out with of Glasgow and internationally. We will always encourage you to typically book 6 months in advance for the best availability of stock for your function date but for last minute hires we will always try to sort a kilt pack of our own Bute heather collection last minute.

Your hire includes everything you could need for any formal occasion & highland wear outfit , your kilt pack comes with :

- Selected tweed lightweight jacket with matching waistcoat

- High quality heavy weight double width kilt in your chosen tartan

- Black/White shirt in Batwing or Standard collar

- Cufflinks

- Bow, Ruche or Long tie

- Belt & Buckle

- Chain straps

- Sporran

- Kilt pin

- Socks

- Sgian Dubh

- Flashes

- Ghillie Brogues

What can kilts for hire do for you -

If your within Scotland looking to hire we can post you a hire up to 5 days before the wedding directly to your home , hotel ,venue , large events. Alternatively you could pick up from our store if possible or we can arrange a pick up. We are more than welcome to accommodate for our customers as much as we can.

For any guidance on hire arrangements or large hire events feel free to give our experts a call at 0141 889 4879 or email

For more information on hiring a kilt you can look to our How much does it cost to hire a kilt which covers all things hire at

men walking down path in nature
Groomsmen party all wearing Modern Bute heather
What details do we need for booking -

If you can't make it into store we will need self measurements taken from wherever you are , not to worry we have multiple guides , tutorials and lots of expert advice on how to take accurate measurements. You can

see our how to measure for hire blog for in-depth measuring advice.

Additionally we need the full names , addresses , contact details & function date for each individual hire in a party.

Our team of experts will always reach out to ensure all the correct measurements , names and details for each booking.

Edinburgh events happening in 2023 to wear a kilt to -

music festival poster
connect festival 2023
Connect music festival 25 - 27th august 2023:

- You can swing your kilt and have a boogie at the connect music festival with big name headlines coming to Scotland's capital this august.

mass crowd during festival
the national whisky festival 2023

The national whisky festival 17th June 2023:

- The perfect opportunity to feel your Scottish oats wearing your kilts and tasting whisky's from all around Scotland & globe at the whiskey lounge in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh parade down Highstreet
Fringe festival 2023
Fringe festival Edinburgh 4th - 28th august 2023:

The world famous festival is back again for 2023 and it will be kilts galore for the month of august in Edinburgh. A month long full of music & performance shows in venues everywhere in Edinburgh during the month of fringe.

mass pride crowd walking down Edinburgh high street
Edinburgh pride festival 2023
Edinburgh pride festival 24th June 2023:

The capital will be celebration galore as it celebrates love and LGBTQ+ unity throughout the high streets of Edinburgh city centre.

A list of some other events happening in Edinburgh during 2023 you could wear a kilt to :

- Edinburgh food festival / 21st - 31st July

- Edinburgh book festival / 12th -28th august

- Jazz & blues festival / 13th - 22nd July

- The royal Edinburgh military tattoo / 4th august

- Ceilidh throughout all summer 2023

Event & wedding spaces in Edinburgh to consider for 2023/24 functions -

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Double tree by Hilton Edinburgh city centre
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Dalmahoy hotel & country club

Right - Double tree Hilton Edinburgh city centre:

Enjoy the scenic castle views at the double tree Hilton in the heart of the capital , pet friendly hotel , nearby all Edinburgh has to offer.

Left - Dalmahoy hotel & country club:

This 4 star hotel has views of the beautiful natural scenery, just off the motorway and easy access to public transport to Edinburgh city centre.

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Kimpton charlotte square
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Bruntsfield hotel

Left - Kimpton charlotte square:

Another pet friendly hotel based in the heart of Edinburgh this building is made up of 7 interconnected Georgian townhouses. Located in new town Edinburgh.

Right- Bruntsfield hotel

This Victorian townhouse overlooks Bruntsfield Links Park, granting opportunity to enjoy open greenery and plenty of city centre attractions. The hotel is within walking distance of Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street and The Royal Mile.

picture of map depicting paisley Highstreet
find us on the map

Kiltsforhire ( Houston kiltmakers ) is located in paisley at

67 High Street,

Paisley Renfrewshire,


just opposite the paisley museum.

Approximately an hour & 15 minutes drive from Edinburgh on the m8.

Approximately 1 hour on the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow to Paisley.

Multiple bus route passing from Edinburgh to Glasgow & scenic routes round Loch Lomond.

Now we know all things kilt hire , events & venues in Edinburgh for 2023/24 season
if you have any other questions on anything hire booking , arrangement , styling or planning feel free to contact us at or alternatively call us on 0141 889 4879


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