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Mon 09:30 AM-05:30 PM
Tue 09:30 AM-05:30 PM
Wed 09:30 AM-01:00 PM
Thu 09:30 AM-05:30 PM
Fri 09:30 AM-05:30 PM
Sat 09:30 AM-05:00 PM
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About Us

Kilt Makers and Kilt Hire in North Lanarkshire

R and I MacDonald Kiltmakers have established themselves as a famed kiltmakers in the West Lothian town of West Calder, near Livingston. We have been kiltmakers in North Lanarkshire making hand sewn kilts for over 65 years.

R and I MacDonald Kiltmakers supply full Highland dress and 
accessories to buy or hire, from our premises at 45 Main Street, West Calder in West Lothian.

As kiltmakers with a proud history, we do not sell anything less than full hand sewn kilts at very competitive prices. Come and visit R and I MacDonald Kiltmakers in West Calder, Livingston for kiltmakers and kilt hire in North Lanarkshire.

R & I MacDonald Kilt Makers
  • Kiltmaker / Kilt Hire in North Lanarkshire:
    • Kilts Sales in North Lanarkshire:

      The most important part of your outfit. All of our kilts are fully hand sewn in the traditional fashion, looked after they will be a family heirloom for generations to follow!

    • Outfits / Highland Dress in North Lanarkshire:

      Prince Charlie is the most popular formal style worn with a bow tie, although the trend at the moment is to add a 5 button vest and a ruche tie.

    • Sporrans:

      We have a vast range of sporrans ranging from formal to day wear. A very basic leather sporran will cost from 28.00 all our sporrans include a chain strap in the price.

    • Accessories:

      Sgian Dubh, fork and knife dirk, pins and brooches.

    • Kilt Hire in North Lanarkshire:

      Full gents Prince Charlie outfit 70.00, Argyll style 80.00 (brand new shirt & socks included, to keep afterwards) or Jacobite style 45.00 (socks to keep).

    Why Choose Us?:

    We supply top quality outfits at competitive prices and over the years we have made kilts for many famous people including members of the Royal Family.

    Full range of Tartan:

    Black Isle, Black Watch, Flower of Scotland, Granite City, Heart of Scotland, Hunting MacDonald of the Isles, Isle of Skye, Modern Douglas, Monarch of the Glen, Royal Stewart, Scotland 1782, Scottish National Tartan etc.


    We have a range of bargains where you may be lucky enough to find a kilt in your size for a fraction of the original price.

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    • Exciting news. Delighted to introduce our stunning new hire tartan, Arrochar. Pop in or give us a call to book yours. Available from May onwards. Facebook.com15th Feb, 2018

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    • Ideal for the upcoming rugby and a bargain at only £25 including chain strap!! Available in store, limited stock. Pop in or call to reserve yours on (01506) 872678 🙂 Facebook.com28th Jan, 2018

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    • ‪Not long till Burn’s night but don’t worry there’s still time to pick up your last minute outfits and accessories. As well as gents and children we also cater for ladies with tartan sashes from £10 and brooches from only £18. Facebook.com22nd Jan, 2018

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    • ‪Planning for a wedding or special event? Have a colour theme to follow? Don’t worry we have a vast array of colours and accessories to match our tartans. Pop into store to see what’s available and how we can help. Facebook.com13th Jan, 2018

    • Here’s a video we made with The Entertainment Guide. Hope you enjoy. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iWeINoSBDGU Facebook.com10th Jan, 2018

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    • Facebook.com27th Dec, 2017

    • Our festive opening times are as follows. Closed 24th, 25th, and 26th. Open 27th, 28th, 29th, and 30th. Closed 31st, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Open from the 4th. We would like to take this time to wish all of our wonderful customers a very merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Facebook.com24th Dec, 2017

    • Still looking for some last minute present ideas or stocking fillers? We have just taken delivery of these beautiful kilt pin and cuff links gift sets. 4 different designs, all presented in gift boxes, only £32.95. Also available in store are individual kilt pins from £17.95 and cuff links from £13.95. Hope to see you soon. Facebook.com20th Dec, 2017

    • Congratulations to Ally Kennedy who has one the beautiful gift boxed hip flask. Please pop into the shop or give us a call on (01506) 872678 to get your prize. Remember you can still buy one of these lovely hip flasks for £27.95 in store or by phone. Many thanks to everyone that entered and Merry Christmas to you all. Facebook.com17th Dec, 2017

    • Thank you to everyone who has entered our competition. Entries are now closed and we will be drawing the winner very soon. Good luck. Facebook.com17th Dec, 2017

    • Competition time!!! Have you been following our meet the team series of posts? Here’s a chance to test your knowledge and win a hip flask worth £27.95, like the one pictured below. Just ‘like’ our page, ‘like’ this post, and answer the following question. What does the R&I in our name stand for? Feel free to tag your friends and share our posts. Good Luck!!! Winner will be drawn on Sunday the 17th on December 2017. Prize can be collected in person from our shop in West Calder or posted out to any UK address. This competition is in no way endorsed by Facebook. Facebook.com10th Dec, 2017

    • Last but most definitely not least we are very pleased to introduce to you the founders of the company. The late Robert and Isobel MacDonald. Parents of Todd and Fiona, Grandparents to Moira, and Great-Grandparents of Ewan. At the young age of 14 Isobel began her training as a kiltmaker with RG Lawrie, at that time a very prestigious company. Robert came into the profession later (under Isobel’s watchful eye and excellent teaching) after medical retirement. He spent time in Burma and Changi prison with the Durham Light Infantry where he contracted both TB and malaria. He worked in several other jobs including on the railways, with the co-op, council, and as a bouncer at the ‘dancing’ in Airdrie where he met Isobel. Robert and Isobel were married in 1953 and had 5 children (several of whom learned the art of kilt-making through their childhood). They moved to West Lothian in 1973 where their love for each other and dancing continued and soon after R&I MacDonald was founded. The quality of products from R&I MacDonald became well known and as well as providing outfits for many pipe bands around the world Robert and Isobel even made kilts for Prince William, Prince Harry, and James ‘Scotty’ Doohan. It is this quality and attention to detail, so important to Robert and Isobel, that has continued to remain the standard that we work to and are so proud of. We hope you have enjoyed learning a little more about us. Keep watching for a special competition soon. Facebook.com9th Dec, 2017

    • Tonight’s meet the team post is all about the boss. Pleased to introduce Todd. Todd is the son of Robert and Isobel, brother to Fiona, Uncle to Moira, and Great-Uncle to Ewan. Todd has been with R&I MacDonald for almost 30 years. As well as having an incredible knowledge of tartan and kilts he is also a very talented golfer and a proud dad and grandad. Facebook.com6th Dec, 2017

    • Small break from our meet the team series to show off our new gift vouchers. Available now, in store or by phone (01506 872678). Perfect Christmas gift or stocking filler. Lots of other gift ideas available in store. Hope to see you soon. Facebook.com3rd Dec, 2017

    • Next up in our meet the team series is Annette. Annette is originally from Inverness and learned to make kilts after leaving school. She moved to West Lothian in 2002 and became part of the team in 2006. Annette is a mum of 2 and also a Granny to 1. She has recently discovered the joys of travelling, jetting off to exotic places like Thailand and Nepal. Facebook.com29th Nov, 2017

    • Next up is Moira. Moira is the daughter of Fiona, step daughter of Malcolm, aunt to Ewan and grand daughter of Robert and Isobel (starting to get complicated now). Moira grew up spending a lot of time as a volunteer at Almond Valley Heritage Centre where she went on to work as both the train and tractor driver. She attended Oatridge Agricultural College and Scottish Agricultural college where she earned a degree in landscape design and construction (B.Sc. Landscaping). Moira then went into teaching and lecturing brickwork and construction, first at Midlothian Council then Edinburgh College. Moira is married to Alistair and they live in the house they built themselves. They are proud parent to 3 young children (future team members?) and 2 terriers. By the time baby number 3 arrived in 2014 Moira decided she wanted a change of direction and came home to the family business. She is now happily perfecting her kilt making skill, (keeping Todd in line), looking after the customers, hires and many other tasks whilst also acting as current chair of Auchengray primary parent council in her spare time. Facebook.com26th Nov, 2017

    • Next up in our meet the team series is our youngest member, Ewan. Ewan who is 14 is the oldest great-grandchild of Robert and Isobel and Grandson of Fiona and Malcolm. He has recently moved from role of Saturday helper in the shop to taking on the challenge of running our social media. Ewan is a keen guitarist and is currently studying hard for his National 5 exams. (He is also taking advantage of his role by using a very old photo). Facebook.com22nd Nov, 2017

    • Malcolm (husband of Fiona- see previous post) joined the team around 10 years ago following his retirement after 34 years working as a fireman. During this time he has looked after the cleaning of the hire jackets, ensuring each one spotless and ready for the next customer. He has also trained in and mastered the art of traditional plaid making. Each plaid being meticulously hand twirled and wax sealed, a lengthy process. Next time you visit the shop why not ask to see these gorgeous plaids? Facebook.com19th Nov, 2017

    • Meet the team!! First up is Fiona, daughter of Robert and Isobel, the R & I of R & I. I started sewing when I was a child, making pin cushions and garter flashes. In my teens started sewing parts of the kilts and learning to press them........ pressing lots and lots of kilts! I worked with Mum & Dad from home when my girls were young, sewing kilts and machining ladies and children's kilted skirts. Then I moved to Yorkshire for 3 years where I went from making kilts to making teddy bears. When I came back started back with mum and dad. By the mid 90's I needed to do something different for a while so joined the police.... just a wee bit different! I kept my hand in at sewing by helping out when R&I were busy. I then retired and realised I needed to work at least part-time so, quite happily, went back to the business and making kilts. Facebook.com16th Nov, 2017

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