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You need to know that the shop is there - otherwise you dont find it. I have got my kilt done thre... read more

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We were looking to buy our son a full Highland outfit. It wasn’t appreciated by the ‘tourist trap... read more

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Paisley Close 101 High Street | Paisley Close, Edinburgh EH1 1SP, Scotland
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+44 131 556 3228
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You need to know that the shop is there - otherwise you dont find it. I have got my kilt done thre, plus several for the band, and it is first class work done by Bill.

Thank 134gertb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking to buy our son a full Highland outfit. It wasn’t appreciated by the ‘tourist trap’ shop on the Royal Mile the fact that we knew what we wanted. We decided to pop in to the Celtic Craft Centre to see if they...More

Thank Sprogsitter
Reviewed 13 September 2018

We were in Edinburgh to visit the University and decided to research my family's tartan and buy some "family" fashion. After visiting several "non-Scottish shops" with the knock off merchandise, we researched further and decided to visit this shop. It was the absolute right decision!!...More

Thank TetonClimber
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Hidden gem! This is a true working kilt shop. With bolts of tartan fabrics and projects in process on display. They will happily find your family tartan, make and ship your kilt.

1  Thank Marla W
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Hey, did you know that a lot of the souvenir shops around town sell “Scottish” tartans that are actually made in China?! What?! That seems sooo wrong! For us, part of visiting somewhere is going to places that are local and authentic. And supporting local...More

Thank Natalie T
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Bill is an absolutely amazing individual with over 40 years of experience. His A sign on the Royal Miles caught our attention enough to pull us into this alley. As we walked in this shop filled with history and treasure we were instantly mesmerized. After...More

Thank sylvielO1571RV
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Snuggled among the tourist traps is a shop with an Authentic kilt maker. Owner, Bill James is your man for all things Celtic. He has old books that can track down your name & clan and your choice of the ancient or modern kilt weave....More

Thank Ptelli
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Bill James the proprietor has 40 plus year of experience making kilts and outfitting you with the proper Tartan for your name and the Clan it represents. No matter if you are Irish, or Scottish he has the resource library for researching your connection to...More

Thank ChristineL661
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We stumbled upon this shop while walking the Royal Mile in search of a "real" kiltmaker. The gentleman who worked with us was incredibly knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. The shop itself is a little gem, and we can't wait to receive the kilt we ordered!

Reviewed 16 June 2017

stumbled across this place actually by accident, there was a tall figure in a lane way wearing a kilt,great photo op.! Realized he was a mannequin so ventured inside. A real diamond in the rough, being half Scottish was all too aware of lots of...More

Thank jane s
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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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2 November 2017|
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Response from ccckilt | Property representative |
Hi Hardy, We are currently weaving the Hawaii tartan. I have sent you an email. Best regards, Bill Celtic Craft Centre
Barbara M
18 September 2017|
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Response from Karen C | Reviewed this property |
I'm trying to remember how long my item took to get to me. It took probably 3 weeks to a month. He may be having trouble getting the cap from the manufacturer. His phone number is on the receipt. I would give him a call... More