Askival of Strathearn - 67 - Plum Route

Askival of Strathearn - 

I am a tailor specialising in bespoke kilt making and waistcoats. I handcraft and restore kilts using traditional methods and also run kilt making workshops at my studio in Perthshire to enable others to learn the craft of kilt making with a high degree of understanding and skill. The bespoke kilt is an heirloom and work of art. It lasts more than one lifetime and epitomises an enduring tradition.

The Askival of Strathearn Kilt is a handcrafted, tailored, bespoke kilt. It honours the traditional tailoring techniques still maintained by some Saville Row Houses. It is an heirloom and a work of art and will last more than one lifetime, and epitomises an enduring tradition, unsurpassed technique and unique style that must live on. Sadly, we see many traditional crafts in decline.
In addition to the tailored kilt, Askival of Strathearn also handcrafts Plaids, ladies’ sashes and handfasting cords. The fringes can be beautifully knotted in a lattice fashion or “purled”, creating an exclusive hand-twisted design.
The Kilt College fulfills a need for the learning of the craft to be accessible to the local and international learner and enriches the experience of kilt making by the companionship, location, and ambience of the studio. There are masterclasses, learning sets and demonstrations.

Kirkton of Mailer
Phone : 01738 813370
Mobile : 07855 757790
Email :

Marion Foster
Phone : 07855 757790
Email :
www :
Daytime opening hours
  • Saturday 3 September 10am to 5pm
  • Sunday 4 September 10am to 5pm
  • Monday 5 September 12 noon to 5pm
  • Tuesday 6 September 12 noon to 7pm
  • Wednesday 7 September 12 noon to 7pm
  • Thursday 8 September 12 noon to 7pm
  • Friday 9 September 12 noon to 7pm
  • Saturday 10 September 10am to 5pm
  • Sunday 11 September 10am to 5pm

Demonstrations -

The Tartan and the Cloth

The Evolution of the Kilt

The Art and Craft of the traditional tailored kilt

Directions - 

Leave Perth to Bridge of Earn Rd at Craigend, signed Aberdalgie. Follow rd west. Pass farm Kirkton of Mailer and white cottage on left. Climb hill, at top on left take hidden lane with sign “Askival”. Follow slope around bend, house is on next bend.

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