Plan Your TripGordon Nicolson Kiltmakers
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Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers prides itself on being expertly committed to producing authentically made, traditional handsewn kilts, while creating exciting outfits with a contemporary twist.

Home of the John Muir way tartan, the small but mighty GNK team can guide you through all aspects of your visit. Whether you are looking to pick up a memento along the John Muir Way, going for something elegantly traditional or stylishly out-there, GNK has you covered. Our broad range of products, Hire range and extensive options to go Made-to-Measure allow you to build the right look for you. At the heart of it all, are expertly sewn kilts, knowledge at the forefront of the industry, the highest quality cloths and real passion for all things kilts, tartan and Highlandwear. 

The John Muir Way tartan was designed by Gordon in 2014 to mark the 150th anniversary of John Muir’s birth. The tartan encompasses colours which illustrate the natural surrounding which shaped Muir’s life and career – from land and sea, the earthy tones capture the environment in every sense. GNK has a range of products available instore and online in this exclusive tartan! From kilts to our illustrative tea towel, scarves to bowties – anything you can think of, we can create!

Located in Edinburgh's historic Old Town, Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers is located on the Canongate in an unmissable 18th century building. Step into an iconically Edinburgh "wee" shop, and step out with something special designed to last a life time. If you are walking the John Muir way, pop in to get your Passport stamped and have a blether with the team!

Opening Hours

Monday - Saturday

9.30am - 5.30pm


12pm - 4pm

Currently operating By Appointment Only

Located on Route Section(s)

  • 7 South Queensferry to Edinburgh
  • 8 Edinburgh to Prestonpans



Our Passport Offers

  • Stamping Station
  • Passports Welcome

We are happy to meet walkers of the John Muir way! Come by to have your passport stamped and receive 10% off any purchase instore.


189 Canongate, Royal Mile,
Edinburgh EH8 8BN

Latitude: 55.951130
Longitude: -3.181280