Black Watch

Harris Kilt Company

The Black Watch Tartan was said to be used by the Independent Companies that policed the Highlands under General Wade from 1725, evolving into the Black Watch in 1739.  It was worn by regiments in American wars in the proscribed period (1746-1782), when highland dress was banned and thus nicknamed the 'Government' or 'Hanoverian' tartan. It is the same as the Campbell Clan tartan however, the reason is much argued.  A popular theory suggests that it's due to four of the original six Independent Companies being commanded by Campbells.

It is best worn with a Charcoal or Navy Tweed jacket and waistcoat.  If a Prince Charlie Jacket is preferred, then dark or silver buttons are available with matching belt buckle, sporran cantle and kilt pin.

Boys kilts available in sizes 18" to 26" waist and adult kilts available in sizes 28" to 50" waist.

We have matching tartan ties or bow ties available to purchase here.

More information about our hire service can be found here and if you would like to hire, please contact us to arrange a fitting appointment.

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