Hector Russell

6–8 Bridge Street Inverness IV1 1HD

If a kilt is something you have always been after, forget buying a tacky fake one on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh and instead do it properly. The Highland capital of Inverness is a great place to buy a kilt, with Hector Russell being one of the most famous names. Here they will measure you up properly, help you choose a tartan (one loosely linked to your family if you insist) and all the other bits and bobs you will need. Buying a proper kilt is not cheap, but they do usually last a lifetime. And hey, you don't even have to be Scottish!