A Younger Generation


A true passion for kiltmaking lasts a lifetime.

Our newly qualified kiltmaker, Sarah, completed an 18  month apprenticeship with EKA and currently works at our Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers hire store where she helps customers choose the best outfit for their special occasion alongside using her kiltmaking skills to produce beautiful kilts for GNK customers.


Sarah found kilt making by following in her family footsteps. Her granny, Irene, was a very talented kiltmaker who was brought up in Edinburgh before moving to Montrose.


She trained to be a kiltmaker at MacPhersons of Haymarket. She worked as a kiltmaker for many years before retiring and handing the mantle to her granddaughter.


Thank you to all kiltmakers, like Irene, for inspiring the next generation and preserving Scottish heritage.