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A1 Kilt Hire is a Glasgow-based company that specialises in providing traditional highland wear and kilt outfits for weddings at affordable prices. This team provides grooms and groomsmen with a complete kilt hire service that is easy and hassle-free. Pick up can be easily arranged for clients in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee and delivery is available for anywhere in the U.K.

Designs offered

This comprehensive online service allows you to choose your outfit, from the kilt and the tartan to all the extras you will need to complete your look. They offer a wonderful selection of jackets, classic tartan selection and children's outfits from 1 year old.

The designs offered come in different styles such as traditional, modern and black shadow and include the following:

  • Argyll
  • Grey tweed
  • Jacobite
  • Platinum
  • Prince Charlie
  • Sheriffmuir
  • St Andrews

How they work

A1 Kilt Hire suggests getting a fitting 9 months before your wedding day. They offer a hiring period for in-store collections that lasts 2-3 days and longer periods can be arranged at an additional cost. Their kilts are 8 yard heavy weight 100% wool and are made in Scotland by a professional kilt maker.

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Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Sale of suits
Rental of suits
Design and manufacture of suits
Design and manufacture of groom accessories
Sale of suits for father of the bride/groom
Advice service for style and image
Design and manufacture of suits for father of bride/groom
Hire of groom accessories

What services do you offer?

Image advice

What is included in the wedding package?

We hire full kilt outfits

What is the style of your suits?

Full length
Black tie

How far in advance should I contact you?

Ideally you would have your first fitting nine months before your hire date. We would then like to see you for your final fitting six weeks before your big day

How far in advance should I contact you?

We suggest 12 months before your big day. The final fitting will be six weeks before your big day

Do you have an outlet section?


Do I need to make an appointment?


What kind of groom items do you offer?

Bow ties

How do you work?

We hire kilt outfits from our three stores but we also deliver hire outfits anywhere in the UK and Europe. Better yet we also collect the outfits back from you

Operating hours:

Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm, Saturdays 9am-5pm

What are the forms of payment?

Credit card, debit card, Paypal, bank transfer and cash
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Reviews for A1 Kilt Hire

4.2 out of 5 rating
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5 reviews
85% recommend it
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Stewart R. Sent on 20/05/2024
1.2 out of 5 rating

Dirty clothes and no attention to detail

We hired two kilts to attend a wedding in Aberdeen. We were away on business prior to the wedding and would need to fly in to attend. Thankfully, A1 Kilt Hire offers a mail order service which sounded great. The kilts were delivered to a friends address and arrived on the correct day. My friend unpacked the kilts which arrived in plastic boxes and the clothing was rolled up like a fish supper. One of the kilt jackets was softer wool than other and was extremely creased, it also had a very very strong fragrance of men’s fragrance. It was very obvious it had not been cleaned since the last hire. On speaking to A1 about it I was advised it was not fragrance, but the smell of the cleaning product. If that were the case the second jacket could not have been cleaned as it had no smell. They did not answer which one was dirty. However, I was able to help them out as the one with the strong smell of fragrance also had a paper hotel key card from what I assume must have been the previous wearer. My friend had the jacket steamed several times to get the creases out and to make it wearable.
On the day of the wedding we arrived a few hours early and our kilts were in our rooms ready for us. You could still smell the fragrance from one of the jackets 3 days after delivery and multiple steams.
A1 Kilt hire require to buy your own shirts or provide them at a cost of £17.50. We were measured and purchased two a 17.5’ collar and a 16’ collar.
On getting dressed for the wedding the first issue we discovered was a large chip on the chrome section of the sporran, you hire these things to look smart, a large chip is completely unacceptable. Secondly was the sock, one of them had a hole half way up the leg about 8mm wide. Then the biggest disaster, both shirts were the completely wrong size. They sent a 19.5 and 14.5 which was no where near the required sizes.
So you get the picture, we hired kilts to look smart, but thanks to A1 Kilt Hires very low standards and bad attention to detail we now had a shirt which could only fasten at the second top bottom and the rest hidden in the waistcoat with all the buttons open and a large tie knot to try and hide the fact the top button could not be fastened. Put that together with the chipped sporran and a hole in the sock I would say it was a million miles from being A1.
We complained to A1 kilt hire and got the cost of the shirts refunded, we returned them so guess they had too and the cost of the unwashed jacket. But to top it all they kindly offered us 25% off next time we hire. This clearly demonstrates they have no idea about customer care. After that fiasco do they really think we would ever return!
With exception to the issues I have highlighted all the other parts of the outfit were old and tired. The shoes were down at the heels and looked very old and worn. They do not supply kilt pins which is unbelievable.
I would strongly suggest anyone looking to hire a kilt and to look smart on their chosen occasion to give this company a huge swerve as clearly from our experience, quality and customer care is way down the list.
Nichole C. Sent on 28/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic service

We hired 6 kilts for our wedding and from the moment we walked in they were great, made sure we knew everything we needed to know and even when we had an emergency and my husband's kilt was too tight they were able to fix the problems straight away and the price was fantastic I would recommend them to anyone looking to hire a kilt
Amy D. Sent on 22/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Reliable, affordable, providing peace of mind

Truly fantastic and reliable! With no doubt this is a business that manifests extensive experience in what service they provide and how they provide it. They work tirelessly to ensure that they keep everything right. They understand the pressure that the couples go through prior to the wedding and try to provide peace of mind when it is needed the most. Our outfits were of high quality and made the groom and other members of our wedding party look incredibly smart. They also facilitate the financial pressures by offering real high quality outfits that are affordable. All in all, with no hesitation we recommend A1 Kilt Hire!
Nick Sent on 01/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Best Kilt Shop

Fantastic shop and really well priced compared to other kilt shops. Outfits were really well presented and good service and help from all the staff
Emily C. Sent on 22/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Reliable, great price and high quality

We were so pleased with the service that we received from A1 Kilt Hire. The outfits were fantastic, well prepared and looked great on all the men, little and big. The process of ordering was straightforward and the staff made sure we knew what was required. Lovely outfits and the price is also unbelievable. It was our first time but it won't be last.
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Meet the Team

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David Buchanan

With thirteen years experience in the kilt industry, I'm sure to have all the answers you are looking for. If you are looking to hire an outfit or create a bespoke outfit, I will help you from beginning to creation.


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