Scottish and Irish Kilt Pins - Made in the UK!
No kilt is 100% complete without a little bit of 'bling': the kilt pin! Kilt pins range from very simple to very ornate and are silver or antique pewter in color. Sometimes they are just a jewelry accent, other times a tool for showing your clan loyalty, profession, heritage or group affiliation. At $25 to $30, our kilt pins are an economical way to add a touch of style & class to your outfit. No wonder many kilt wearers become kilt pin collectors!
With over 20 styles, including many exclusive designs, and with literally thousands in stock, we have the best selection of Scottish, Irish and Welsh kilt pins in the USA! That includes most Scottish Clan Crests, many Irish family names, special selections for firefighters, law enforcement and Masons as well as elegant Celtic knot designs and traditional symbols.
How and why do you Wear a Kilt Pin?
The Kilt Pin is worn in the lower right corner of the kilt’s front apron. Typically, the pin is positioned so that its top is about 6” up from the bottom hem of the kilt and about 2” in from the right edge of the front apron (where the fringe is). It is only affixed to the front apron - just the top layer.
The practical purpose of the pin is to prevent the apron from blowing up in a stiff wind. You can thank Queen Victoria for that idea. When reviewing troops at Balmoral castle one windy day, the Queen was not amused by the troopers’ unruly kilt aprons. Thus the modern kilt pin was created by royal decree. (File under “stuff you can chat about at the scotch tasting.”)