Faq

Below you will find a list of frequently asked questions. If you do not see your question there, feel free to contact us.

  1. What does Reiver, Braeriach, and Strome mean?
  2. What does __________ tartan look like? Do you have pictures?
  3. Where are you located?
  4. Which mill(s) do you get your tartan from?
  5. I don't see __________ tartan. Do you carry it?
  6. I do not know which tartan I should wear. Does it matter?
  7. Who do you ship with?
  8. How can I pay for my order?
  9. What is the Difference between a Casual Kilt and a Traditional Kilt?
  10. Why do you wear flashes?
  11. What advantage(s) does 16 ounce tartan have over the 10 oz tartan?
  12. What shoulder should a fly plaid be worn on? What shoulder should a ladie's sash be worn on?
  13. What is the traditional way to welcome a new bride into the family?
  14. Do I have to pay Duty?
  15. When I pay with paypal why does it just say Burnett's & Struth Scottish Regalia and the total amount intstead of what I am purchasing? Will I get a detailed invoice?
  16. I saw a product in store but do not see it online. Where is it?
  17. What is the difference between Balmoral, Edinburgh and Casual Kilts?
  18. Where is your measuring form for your kilts?
  19. I live near Barrie. Where can I learn the Bagpipes? or I am getting Married and would like a piper at my wedding who can I contact?
  20. What's your address?

  1. What does Reiver, Braeriach, and Strome mean?
    The mill that supplies the tartan uses these to identify the weight. Reiver: 10 ounces Braeriach: 13 ounces Strome: 16 ounces


  2. What does __________ tartan look like? Do you have pictures?
    Most tartans can be seen on the website.  If you can't find yours please contact us and we will help you find the image.  


  3. Where are you located?
    We are located in Barrie, Ontario in Canada. Our store address is 570 Bryne Drive, Barrie, ON, L4N 9P6 

    Click here for a Map 

    For more information about our company visit the About Us section. 



  4. Which mill(s) do you get your tartan from?
    We get tartan and tweed cloth from all of the mills in Scotland, Wales, Ireland and England.  We are proud to supply Lochcarron of Scotlands full tartan and tweed line up.  



  5. I don't see __________ tartan. Do you carry it? 
    If you do not see your tartan please contact us with the name of the tartan and we will reply and let you know about availability and price.  



  6. I do not know which tartan I should wear. Does it matter? 
    It doesn't actually matter which tartan you wear, but if you do have Scottish heritage in your family tree it is highly likely we can find the right tartan for you. If you are interested in finding your family tartan, please contact us and we will do our best to tell you the tartan associated with your family name. Also if you do not have a tartan in your family there are general tartans for cities, organizations, countries and more that you could wear and make your own. For example the Maple Leaf tartan, Patriot, and more are available and can be worn by anyone.



  7. Who do you ship with?
    For all orders within Canada we use Canada Post. Orders outside Canada we use USPS. We ship at the most cost effective manner. If you need a rush delivery or require a different service, additional charges will apply.



  8. How can I pay for my order?
    You can pay through PayPal or credit card.


  9. What is the Difference between a Casual Kilt and a Traditional Kilt?
    The difference between a Traditional Kilt and a Casual Kilt is the amount of fabric used and how it is sewn. A Casual kilt is machine sewn with 4 or 5 yards of cloth.  A traditional kilt uses 8 yards of cloth and is either 100% or 80% hand sewn.  



  10. Why do you wear flashes?
    The purpose of flashes is to hold up your hose. They have elastic bands that tuck under the cuff of the kilt hose so you just see the fabric of them. These are a traditional part of Highland wear and offer a practical solution to a common problem of kilt hose falling down. 



  11. What advantage(s) does 16 ounce tartan have over the 10 oz tartan?
    The 16 ounce tartan, when used in a kilt allows the kilt to have more crisp pleats, a better hang, and also more swing with the additional weight. The lighter 10 ounce is best for dancer's or people in hotter climates. It is also used in ladies skirts, ties and sashes.



  12. What shoulder should a fly plaid be worn on? What shoulder should a ladie's sash be worn on?
    A fly plaid should be worn on the left shoulder. A sash should be worn on the right shoulder. 



  13. What is the traditional way to welcome a new bride into the family?
    The traditional way is to present her with a sash in your family (clan) tartan.



  14. Do I have to pay Duty?
    If you live in the United States you are responsible for paying duty on your order when it arrives, if applicable. We will not pay your duty for you. 



  15. When I pay with paypal why does it just say Burnett's & Struth Scottish Regalia and the total amount instead of what I am purchasing? Will I get a detailed invoice?
    When paying with Paypal the total amount is forwarded to Paypal express checkout where you simply enter your information and the total amount is paid. An invoice with all your goods will be sent to your email address and also included within the shipment of your order. 



  16. I saw a product in store but do not see it online. Where is it?
    We do not currently have all the products online but we are working hard to offer your the largest selection of Scottish goods on the web. Please contact us with the name of the product and a description using the contact us form.



  17. What is the difference between Balmoral, Edinburgh and Casual Kilts?
    Great question. The difference lies in how they are made, how much material and the cost. A Balmoral Kilt is the top of the line kilt completely hand sewn and uses 7-9 yards of material depending on your size. An Edinburgh is a mixture of hand sewn (Approx. 80%) and machine sewn and uses the same amount of material as a Balmoral. A Casual kilt uses 4-5 yards of material and is completely machine sewn.


  18. Where is your measuring form for your kilts?
    The measuring form is located on the kilt guidance drop down on the website menu. This form has all the measurements needed to make your kilt fits perfectly.  If you have any questions feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to help. 

    Here is a direct link to the form: Click Here to see the Kilt Measuring Form



  19. I live near Barrie. Where can I learn the Bagpipes? or I am getting Married and would like a piper at my wedding who can I contact?
    Please contact: Kempenfelt Pipes & Drums Band Manager Mr. Ron Brown. 705 737 2280 www.kempenfeltpipessanddrums.ca


  20. What's your mailing address? 

          Burnett's & Struth Scottish Regalia Ltd.

          570 Bryne Drive, Barrie, ON, Canada L4N 9P6