Why MacIsaac Kiltmakers?

Small Family Business & Scottish Trained Kiltmakers

MacIsaac Kiltmakers is a small family owned and operated business. It is a business that is built on strong family values and a business concerned more about quality and integrity than big fancy warehouses and showrooms. You can be assured that your kilt will touch the hands of the family that built MacIsaac Kiltmakers.  As a matter of fact, one of the owners will most likely answer the phone when you call or reply to your e-mails..!!!

All parts of the kilt are made in St. Peter's.  It allows the MacIsaacs to better control the quality, continuity, and consistency of the kilt.

Uncompromising Traditionalists

When researching kilt makers you will notice that many kilt makers manufacture casual kilts, fashion kilts, camouflage kilts, light weight kilts, etc.  MacIsaac Kiltmakers only hand craft traditional 8 yard kilts. Technically speaking, anything other than an 8 yard tartan kilt is not a kilt. MacIsaac Kiltmakers are committed to respecting and protecting the ancient Scottish tradition of kilt making and they have built an envious top shelf reputation in doing so.

Cost advantages and fast shipping

Shipping from Canada provides benefits to customers through the NAFTA Trade Agreement, significantly reduced shipping times, and reduced shipping costs.

There are significant cost savings due to the Canadian currency advantage when compared to the United Kingdom. These cost savings are considerable when you begin comparing currency calculations on the kilt, insurance, duties, and shipping.

Made in Cape Breton Island, New Scotland ( Nova Scotia)

During the first half of the 19th century, Cape Breton Island experienced an influx of Highland Scots numbering approximately 50,000 as a result of the Highland Clearances. Today, the descendants of the Highland Scots dominate Cape Breton Island's culture, particularly in rural communities. To this day Gaelic is still the first language of a number of elderly Cape Bretoners.

The island measures 10,311 km. in area (3,981 square miles), making it the 75th largest island in the world and Canada's 18th largest island. Cape Breton Island is composed mainly of rocky shores, rolling farmland, glacial valleys, barren headlands, mountains, woods and plateaus. Geological evidence suggests that at least part of the island was originally joined with present-day Scotland and Norway, now separated by millions of years of continental drift.

Cape Breton is well known for its fiddle music, pipe music, and dance which was brought to North America by Scottish immigrants. The traditional style has been well preserved on Cape Breton Island, and ceilidhs have become a popular attraction for summer tourists.