Day Sporrans

“Upholding Tradition”

  • Day Sporran Saddle Hide

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    £208.33£253.33 ex. VAT
  • Day Sporran Soft Hide

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    £225.00£270.00 ex. VAT
  • The Kilt Belt

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    £116.67£173.33 ex. VAT

There is no match better than tradition

Our Day Sporrans will always look its best partnered with a kilt and tweed outfit.

Going back in time to twelfth-century Scottish Highland warriors used to wear a small bag on the side of  their hips. Their attire consisted in a full length garment of approximately nine meters which was made of a woollen cloth woven called Tartan design with several patterns in coloured checks and intersecting lines. This patterns were the identity of Scottish Clans. Sporran, is the name that this practical small bag received after a period of existence which in Gaelic means purse. It became a traditional part of the Scotsmen garment due to the lack of pockets in their kilts, extremely handy to keep prized possessions in.

Sir Walter Scott 1st Baronet, was a Scottish historical novelist, poet, playwright, historian, and the very best Scottish Ambassador of his time. His ardour for his birthplace Scotland gave him the lead to promote Scottish culture and traditions to King George IV who was in reign at the time. After few visits to England, Sir Walter Scott gain the confidence of King George IV to come and experience his stunning land.

In 1822, it was first visit to Scotland for King George IV, that day he became the pioneer of a new style in Scottish traditional outfit, a change for the Scotsmen of the time which still alive nowadays. His Taylor shorten in length and width, the traditional Highland Kilt which was long, wide and heavier, for a lighter fit. By sitting on his throne that day King George IV realised that the Sporran centred on the front of his Kilt would help his discretion covering his privates. 

Historically, before the advent of the tailored kilt in the late-18th century, some type of belt was necessary in order to secure the kilt about the person and keep it from falling down. It also provided a handy place from which to hang sword, dirk, or pistols.

Discretion, convenience and practicality is what makes a Day Sporran useful to Scotsmen in Modern Life.