The Kilt Passport is an exciting initiative from the Scottish
Tartans Authority designed to chart the life and times of each and
every traditional kilt made and sold by its
Why a Kilt Passport?
Culturally and sartorially, the traditional Scottish kilt is a
unique garment that enjoys ever-increasing worldwide popularity. A
traditional kilt is a major purchase and frequently lasts for more
than a lifetime - unlike trousers which can be lightly discarded
when worn out or when fashions change.
From this, it follows that each kilt has a unique history that
marks the major events in the owner's life- perhaps backpacking in
Europe or first worn at the wedding, then perhaps a christening,
maybe an international rugby or football match, visits to major
Highland games and then who knows . . . to the Palace for an
Such history deserves to be preserved and passed on to the next
generation and the Kilt Passport is a tangible way of recording
life's journey for that kilt and its wearers . . . yes . . . a kilt
frequently gets handed down from father to son and even further -
HRH Prince Charles has kilts belonging to his grandfather.
These individually numbered Kilt Passports are available to
individual buyers and to all participating kiltmakers and Highland
dress retailers who are members of the Scottish Tartans Authority
and wish to issue a free Passport with each of their new kilts, or
indded soimple retail them..
The inside front cover is headed by the Authority's Coat of Arms
and the introduction:
"Your Kilt is the heirloom of tomorrow. If cared for properly, it
will last for two or more generations. Keep this Kilt passport safe
and hand it on to future wearers so that they can enjoy its history
and know from whom and whence it came"
The facing page accommodates the details of what tartan the kilt
is made from; where it was woven and by whom; who made your kilt
and when it was completed.
At the foot of that page is your individual Kilt Passport
The next page is for your personal details and a photograph of
yourself - or even of your kilt! Then follow six blank pages for
you to record the notable events in the life of your kilt.
Finally . . . . the inside back cover contains tips on how to
care for your kilt - how to store it, pack it and clean it.
How To Buy
For those of you who already have a kilt and would like to buy a
'Kilt Passport' and start recording its life experiences - please
visit our online shop.
For kiltmakers and retailers, just drop us an e-mail and we'll give
you our wholesale prices.